1949 Timeline

Posted in 1940s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Following the end of the Second World War, after battling through many long years of the Great Depression, Britain begins to move back into normality and experiences some forms of postwar  prosperity as clothes rationing ends and retailers can now supply consumer goods.This post will highlight the significant events in 1949, giving an overview of the year in history. Read more...

A Year in History: 1939 Timeline

Posted in World War 2 Timeline 1930s by Raquel Edwards

Major 1939 events signalled the coming of the Second World War. The interwar period represented an era of significant global changes. A brief term of economic prosperity lifted the middle class during the 1920s and such indulgence subsequently led to the Great Depression. This was an unprecedented economic downturn that headed an unsettling political landscape worldwide. The rise of communism and fascism thwarted the period and the possibility of another world war was gaining momentum. Read more...

Man on the Moon: Remembering Apollo 11

Posted in 1960s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

This year marks the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon. On July 20th 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins became the first crew to successfully land on the Moon. To celebrate this epic milestone, our team are selling original newspapers that were produced on the day the news spread far and wide across the world. This article will discuss the world-famous event and these three pathfinders: their background and the role they played in the venture. This post will also discuss the disparity in opinions shared from the day of the event, the theories and conspiracies that have emerged, giving an insight to the content of our original moon landing newspaper article from 1969. Read more...

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A Year in History: Timeline of 1969 Events

Posted in 1960s by Raquel Edwards

What happened in 1969? The war ended. The swinging sixties quivered with change. A chain of famous events in 1969 would change the world for the good and bad, leaving its mark in history as one of the most culturally defining years to date. Some of the year’s most notorious events: The first ever Concorde test flight is conducted in France; 350,000 music fans attend Woodstock; the members of Charles Manson’s cult murder five people and the first man lands on the moon… Read more...

Working With In The Book

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Historic Newspapers is working in partnership with In The Book, a publishing house specialising in personalised books for children. Our newspaper gifts will now be available to purchase from their site, along with hundreds of personalised books for kids and grown-ups. Read more...

Suffragette Martyr: The Death of Emily Davison

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Emily Wilding Davison was born in South East London in 1972. She was a high-achiever, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Royal Holloway College. Emily realised that academia was a male-dominated world, and resented the limited opportunities given to women in society. It was for these reasons that she became a radically involved member of The Women’s Social and Political Unit (WSPU), which was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst. Read more...

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