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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week The Archive has added 179,184 pages, including 13 brand new titles and additions to 26 existing titles.  Amongst the additions are thousands of pages that are now available to read for free.  You will find newspapers focused on the mining industry, shipping, potteries and more. Continue reading to explore more of our latest released. Register now and explore the Archive Our first new title of the week is the world famous Liverpool Journal of Commerce. This daily newspaper, which was established in

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‘A Heavy Premium on Childhood’ – Exploring Attitudes Towards Factory Half-Timers

In October 1823, the Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser asserted: The charge and duty of Government are not merely to increase the numbers of men, but to promote and increase their happiness. Industry is the most powerful engine of this happiness, because it is the spring of all their riches. Government, then, should encourage labour, and by due reward, endeavour to avail of, and augment its useful products… The article, entitled ‘Political Economy,’ goes on to recommend how ‘the power of labour

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added a bumper crop of 165,856 brand new pages to The Archive. We are delighted to welcome a brand new Irish title to our collection – the Carlow Sentinel – as well as adding thousands of brand new pages to our existing publications from England, Wales and Ireland. Register now and explore the Archive The Carlow Sentinel was established by Henry Malcomson in Tullow Street, Carlow, appearing every week on a Saturday. Meanwhile, we have published nearly

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Diving into Danny Dyer’s Past – Learning more from newspapers

In last night’s episode, we learned that Danny Dyer is a direct descendant of King Edward III, his 15 times great-grandfather. Many of us lack such famous ancestors, but that doesn’t make ours – and the times they lived in – any less interesting. Let’s take a look at Danny Dyer’s working-class ancestors – some strong male figures that Danny was hoping to find – and learn how the British Newspaper Archive can help you flesh out the lives of

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