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‘For the Amusement and Instruction of the Young’ – The Birth of the Children’s Corner in Victorian Newspapers

With an increase in literacy rates and a growing emphasis on the importance of family, by the mid Victorian era the concept of the children’s corner in newspapers was born. Leeds Mercury | 18 June 1898 Often placed amongst the densely packed columns of the daily or weekly local and national newspapers, the children’s corner represented a new development for Victorian editors of the day, and a new market to which they could appeal. And in this special blog, as we

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have been busy adding another 88,278 brand new pages to The Archive, and we are delighted to welcome two very special brand new titles to our collection. So read on to discover more about these two titles – one a Swansea-based daily newspaper, and the other an early radical crime-focused title from the 1830s, compete with engravings. Register now and explore the Archive The first of our duo of new titles this week is Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette, which was

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