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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding 102,263 brand new pages to our collection, and we are delighted to welcome one very special brand new title from England’s Midlands to our holdings. Meanwhile, we have updated 26 of our existing titles, with the updated titles spanning England, Wales and Scotland. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of the week, as well as to discover more about the ‘Jubilee Euphoria’ that greeted Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee back

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The King Is Dead, Long Live The Queen – The Newspapers of 6 February 1952

On the 6 February 1952 the world was stunned by the news of the death of King George VI. His 25 year-old daughter, the Princess Elizabeth, succeeded him. In this special blog post we take a look at how the news was broken on that day 70 years ago, and how it impacted the country and indeed the rest of the world. Coventry Evening Telegraph | 6 February 1952 The Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail reported the King’s passing in the following

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