British Library launches British Newspaper Archive with content dating back to 1700!

British Library has launched a new online project named British Newspaper Archive.

British Library launches British Newspaper Archive with content dating back to 1700!

British Newspaper Archive contains digitized edition of newspapers dating back to 1700.

Around 3 million newspaper pages are said to be part of this archive containing millions of articles.

Web users get the ability to search through all this content from their homes using a web browser.

British Library spoke about this project:

People will find this archive extraordinary on both a personal and historical level. For the first time people can search for their ancestors through the pages of our newspapers wherever they are in the world at any time.

But what’s really striking is how these pages take us straight back to scenes of murders, social deprivation and church meetings from hundreds of year ago, which we no longer think about as we haven’t been able to easily access articles about them.

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