Posts Tagged “Dover Express”

Charles Dickens and a ‘diabolical’ crime in Kent

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by The British Newspaper Archive

The lovely people at history magazine Bygone Kent got in touch to share the shocking stories they’ve uncovered about Charles Dickens’ life in Higham, Kent. We’d love to hear about your own discoveries – email to tell us about them.   **************   A ‘diabolical attempt’ to overturn the carriage of Charles Dickens while […]

6 terrible love tips from history’s lonely hearts

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by The British Newspaper Archive

Lonely hearts columns aren’t a modern phenomenon. Search our historical newspapers and you’ll find numerous examples of ‘matrimonial advertisements’ from the 1800s and 1900s. The notices can often make for amusing reading. We’ve collected together a few of our favourites to provide you with some tips for finding love. You may or may not want […]

Marconi patents the radio

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his new invention – the radio – on 2 June 1896. The British and Irish newspapers available online at The British Newspaper Archive reveal just how popular it became. You can explore thousands of adverts for Marconi radios like these, published up until the 1950s. Oh! Why don’t […]