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Princess Diana Charity Work

Posted in The Royal Family Explore by Decade 1980s 1990s by Raquel Edwards

Diana Frances Spencer was born in 1961, in Sandringham, England. Daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and Frances Shand Kydd, Diana belonged to a family of British nobility. In 1975, her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, and from that moment she was known as Lady Diana Spencer. Read more...

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Newspaper Facts You Never Knew

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Other than wrapping up a tasty batch of fish and chips, and their iconic smell, here’s a few facts you never knew about newspapers… Read more...

Ten Facts on the Sinking of Titanic

Posted in 1930s Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

Lingering as the most devastating nautical scar in Britain's maritime history, the sinking of Titanic remains a haunting two hours and forty minutes that froze the world. Read more...

Marilyn Monroe: A Tragic Farewell

Posted in 1960s by Raquel Edwards

“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?” - Marilyn Monroe Read more...

2017 Gift of the Year

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

Historic Newspapers is currently celebrating a mammoth achievement after hearing about the results of the 2017 Gift of the Year Awards. In 2016, this event enticed only 140 gifting companies. In 2017, it has been one of the biggest award ceremonies yet, with nearly double the number of entries and, ultimately double the number of competition. Read more...

1990s Recipes and More from Newspapers

Posted in Explore by Decade 1990s by Raquel Edwards

The 90s were a decade like no other. It combined 60s freedom, 70s political gloom mixed with serious distrust and 80s youth culture personified. The societal shifts in Britain acted like tectonic plates prompted by marginally tolerable leading figures at a stretch, in the form or John Major and Tony Blair. Read more...

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