British Library Newspapers I-VI (Gale)

The British Library Newspapers collection contains more than 160 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries Britain:

  • British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900. Sample titles: Illustrated Police News, Morning Chronicle, the Examiner.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900. Sample titles: The Standard, the Morning Post.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part III: 1741-1950. Sample titles: Leeds Intelligencer, Northampton Mercury, the Westmoreland Gazette.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part IV: 1732-1950. Sample titles: Stamford Mercury, the Scots Magazine, Dundee Courier.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950. Sample title: Coventry Herald
  • British Library Newspapers, Part VI: Ireland 1783-1950. Sample title: The Galway Press

This collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Coverage includes famines and independence, issues around migration, along with the impact of the first world war.

Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

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British Library newspapers