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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are excited to bring you 95,362 brand new pages, which span over 200 years of headlines. Meanwhile, we have added five new titles, from Swanage to Sheffield, and South London, and we continue to tell the story of the British Empire, and the struggle for independence from the Empire, with the addition of India, the original organ of the Indian National Congress. So read on to discover more about our new titles of the week, as well

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The Duel Fought by the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea – 23 March 1829

On 23 March 1829, the Duke of Wellington and Earl of Winchilsea fought a duel at Battersea Fields in South London. At this time, the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minster of Great Britain and Ireland, and his Tory Government had passed the Catholic Relief Bill. This act was represented the legislative move towards Catholic emancipation, and a section of the legislation would allow Catholics to take a seat in parliament. The Duke of Wellington | Illustrated London News | 24 June

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