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Why British Empire was a good thing… according to contemporary newspapers

A recent study showed that 44% of people in Britain people think that “we should be proud of British colonialism”. Considering the Empire’s sketchy past of violence and massacres, this was a shock result. Subscribe for just £12.95 –> At the time, as today, people were mainly supportive of British rule overseas, though it would be fair to assume they didn’t know the full extent of the chaos it wrought. For some, the empire’s steady decline after World War 2 would have been

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9.5 million newspaper pages now fully searchable

There are now 9.5 million historical newspaper pages available to explore at The British Newspaper Archive, with more than 200,000 having been added in December. There’s still plenty more to be scanned and we’ve already started chasing the next milestone – 10 million pages!   Search the newspapers   18 new titles, including Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle was one of Britain’s leading sports newspapers in the nineteenth century. You’ll now

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