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New Titles this Month!  May

New Titles this Month! May

This month we are excited to bring four new titles to the British Newspaper Archive.  Among the new titles are the Willesden Chronicle, publ...
How to search for historic events in the newspapers

How to search for historic events in the newspapers

Britain’s favourite horticultural happening is right around the corner once again. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins on 23 May and wi...
175th anniversary of the Illustrated London News

175th anniversary of the Illustrated London News

On 14 May 1842, 175 years ago today, the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated newspaper, debuted.  Founded by Herbert Ingr...

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