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6 terrible love tips from history’s lonely hearts

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 to take the advice…   1) Be overly specific and insulting An American woman advertised for a husband in 1920, advising that he ‘can have

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175,000 extra newspaper pages and 7 new titles

The British Newspaper Archive added 175,000 pages in September. They come from newspapers published in England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland between 1753 and 1953.   Search the newspapers   7 extra newspaper titles to search The following newspaper titles were added to the website last month. You can click on the titles below to start exploring them. Let us know if you find something exciting! Aberdeen People’s Journal Belfast Mercantile Register and Weekly Advertiser Dublin Monitor Galway

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180,000 extra newspaper pages now online

Thousands of newspaper pages were added to The British Newspaper Archive last month, including a brand new title – the Bedfordshire Times and Independent.   Search the newspapers –>   Historical newspapers added from 1801-1954 Copies of the Bedfordshire Times and Independent from 1906, 1910, 1935 and 1950 are online already, with lots more coming soon. 41 other titles were updated in August, including the Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs, the Motherwell Times and the Royal Cornwall

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