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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

Over the last seven days at The Archive we have added an incredible half a million brand new newspaper pages, alongside three brand new titles, as we use our new pages to learn more about the closure of Hucknall pit, in Nottinghamshire, in 1986. With 510,410 brand new pages added this week in all, we’ve also updated 23 of our existing titles from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So from Ballymena to Belper, from Deeside to Driffield, from Sheffield

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Agricultural Agitation – The 1872 Warwickshire Farm Labourers’ Strike

In 1872 farm labourers in Warwickshire went on strike, in a movement that academic and statesmen Henry Fawcett dubbed to be the ‘most important that as ever taken place among our labourers.’ Echoing such movements in Britain’s industrial towns and cities, this radical rural action would lead to the formation of the National Agricultural Labourers’ Union. In this special blog, using newspapers from the time, we will examine this ground-breaking agricultural action. We will look at how the National Agricultural

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are proud to announce that we have passed another milestone, that of 76 million pages, which are now all available to search as part of our collection. Meanwhile, we’ve added four brand new titles from Aberdeenshire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire this week, as a total of 261,211 brand new pages have joined us over the last seven days. As part of our push to hit 76 million pages, we’ve updated 10 of our existing

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we welcome to The Archive a host of new Coventry newspapers, alongside new titles from Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, all helping to make up 91,584 brand new pages being brought to you this week. That’s not all, over the last seven days we’ve been updating our existing titles from across England, Scotland, and even Canada. From Eastbourne to Edinburgh, from Hartlepool to Horsham, from Morpeth to Motherwell, we’ve updated sixteen of our existing titles from our collection. Read on

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding 272,091 brand new pages to our collection, whilst we have also taken a look at an eventful week for the British royal family in early April 1900. Meanwhile, we have added two brand new titles to our library of newspapers, whilst from Banbury to Belfast, from Falkirk to Fleetwood, from Retford to Ripon, we have updated 22 of our existing titles from across the United Kingdom. So read on to

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The First Suffragette – Celebrating The Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Eighteenth century writer, philosopher and early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft faced censure in her lifetime, not just for her radical beliefs, but also for her rejection of societal norms. Long after her death, however, attitudes began to shift, as she gained recognition as a trailblazing fighter for women’s equality and became an inspirational figure in the women’s suffrage movement. Following on from our blog on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, in this second and final blog we shall examine the writer’s

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are delighted to bring iconic British weekly lifestyle magazine Country Life to life, with the publication of over a century’s worth of content from this very special countryside title. Meanwhile, we’ve added 509,799 brand new pages to our Archive, meaning that we have reached a landmark 75 million pages, which are now all available to search. So read on to discover more about Country Life, as we explore how the magazine was founded, examine

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The Radical Life and Rare Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Eighteenth century writer and philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft was an early advocate of women’s rights. Lambasted during her lifetime for her refusal to conform to societal norms, she is seen today as one of the first feminist philosophers. In part one of our special blog series, we will examine the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, using newspapers found in our Archive. We will trace her life from its early difficulties, through to the publication of her trailblazing novels and pamphlets, learning how

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are welcoming five brand new titles, including the fascinating Prisoners of War News, which sheds a light on those servicemen held captive behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Meanwhile, we have added an impressive 292,085 brand new pages to our collection this week, as we move ever closer to our next landmark of 75 million pages. Furthermore, from Bridlington to Broughty Ferry, from Halifax to Hartlepool, from St Andrews to Sheffield, we’ve

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we’ve added one brand new title to our collection – the Brighouse Echo – alongside 174,403 brand new pages from across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Caribbean, as we look forward to St Patrick’s Day on 17 March. Meanwhile, from Belfast to Biggleswade, from Denbigh to Dominica, from St Andrews to Saint Lucia, we’ve updated 57 of our existing titles. So read on to discover more about this week’s new title, West Yorkshire’s Brighouse

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