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The Easter Rising: As documented in the British newspapers, 1916

Next month sees the marking of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Irish nationalists headed a campaign to end British rule in Ireland during a time when the outcome of World War 1 was uncertain. We take a look at how the events of 1916 were documented in the British press at the time. Search the newspapers News of the Rising started to filter through to the British newspapers on Tuesday April 25th 1916. A smattering of local papers managed to

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WW1 recipes found in copies of old newspapers

You can search more than 390,000 newspaper pages from 1914-1918 at The British Newspaper Archive, with more being added all the time. Juliet Greenwood got in touch to explain how she used the collection to research World War One recipes for her novel, We That Are Left.   **************   When I first began writing a novel set during the First World War, I knew I wanted to focus on the experience of women and civilians. For Elin, the heroine

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Assassination Attempt on Rasputin – 29 June 1914

On 29 June 1914, Khioniya Guseva attempted to assassinate Grigori Rasputin in the monk’s home village of Pokrovskoe Selo in western Siberia. You’ll find a number of newspaper reports about the attack in The British Newspaper Archive.   Read reports about Rasputin   Guseva’s attempt to murder Rasputin   Although the facts of the attack are unclear, it’s said that Guseva stabbed Rasputin either as he left church or while he was reading a telegram outside the post office. Althought

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