Archive for February, 2012

BNA Newsletter 7 (29th February 2012) – Leap Day Stories from the British Newspaper Archive

Posted on February 29th, 2012 by Amy

Leap Day Stories To celebrate Leap Day (or ‘intercalary day’ or ‘Job’s Birthday’, as it’s also known), we’ve been looking through the newspaper archive to read about some of customs that are/were traditionally observed on this day. Perhaps the most famous Leap Day tradition is that of ‘The Ladies’ Privilege’. Similar to ‘Sadie Hawkins’ Day’, […]

BNA Newsletter 6 (February 2012) – Valentine’s Day Stories from the British Newspaper Archive

Posted on February 20th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

To mark St Valentine‘s Day, we thought we‘d post some historical newspaper stories on our Facebook pageabout how the Eve of the Lupercalia (aka the 14th of February) was celebrated in the 19th Century.   Valentine Days in the 19th Century It‘s fascinating to see how the tradition of sending valentines ebbed and flowed during […]

BNA Newsletter 5 (February 2012) – The Bicentenary of Charles Dickens (‘Sketches of Boz’)

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday with the British Newspaper Archive To herald the bicentenary of Charles Dickens‘ birthday, we are today launching a new 7 Day Credit Package to help you to make full use of your time researching in the archive. The new package is 7 days (600 credits) for the bargain price of […]

New 7 Day Credit Package

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by Amy

New Credit Package launched today (07/02/2012) We have taken on your feedback and are pleased to announce the release of our new 7 Day Credit Package. The package, costing £9.95 GBP includes 600 credits and is valid for 7 days. We hope that the new package will allow you to make full use of your […]

BNA Newsletter 4 (January 2012): New Features and Your Top Searches

Posted on February 1st, 2012 by Amy

The British Newspaper Archive Newsletter: New Features and Your Top Searches Two months have passed since the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) was launched in late November 2011. How time flies! We’re delighted to announce some new site features. New Features on the BNA Website Search Term Highlighting Our development team have been working hard to […]