The Morpeth Herald, January 23, 1948. The Morpeth Herald, January 23, 1948: 1. British Newspapers, Part V, 1746-1950.
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Enhance your understanding of regional life and culture across parts of three centuries in Britain with a trove of local newspaper coverage and first-hand accounts

Part of the most comprehensive range of national, regional, and local newspapers published in Britain between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries ever made available in a digital collection, British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950 provides researchers with access to unique local and regional viewpoints on the social, political, and cultural events of the times.

With a concentration of titles from the northern part of the United Kingdom, the 36 newspapers in Part V deepen Gale’s northern regional content, doubling coverage in Scotland, tripling coverage in the Midlands, and adding a significant number of Northern titles to the British Library Newspapers series. Part V includes newspapers from the Scottish localities of Fife, Elgin, Inverness, Paisley, and John O’Groats, as well as towns just below the border, such as Morpeth, Alnwick, and more. Researchers will also benefit from access to important titles such as the Coventry Herald, which features some of the earliest published writing of Mary Ann Evans (better known as George Eliot).

Titles included in Part V: 1746-1950:

  • Alnwich Mercury (Alnwick)
  • The Birmingham Journal (Birmingham)
  • Burnley Express (Burnley)
  • The Bury Express (Bury)
  • Cambridge Chronicle and Journal (Cambridge)
  • Carlisle Journal (Carlisle)
  • The Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Advertiser (Cheltenham)
  • Cheltenham Looker-On (Cheltenham)
  • Coventry Herald (Coventry)
  • Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfries)
  • The Elgin Courant and Morayshire Advertiser (Elgin)
  • Elgin Courier (Elgin)
  • Fife Herald (Cupar)
  • The Gloucester Journal (Gloucester)
  • The Gloucestershire Echo (Cheltenham)
  • The Hampshire Chronicle (Winchester)
  • Hartlepool Mail (Hartlepool)
  • The Hereford Times (Hereford)
  • Hereford Mercury and Reformer (Hereford)
  • Inverness Courier (Inverness)
  • John O'Groat Journal (Wick)
  • Leicester Journal (Leicester)
  • The Lichfield Mercury (Lichfield)
  • Manchester Mercury (Manchester)
  • The Morpeth Herald (Morpeth)
  • Newcastle Guardian, and Tyne Mercury (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
  • The Norfolk News (Norwich)
  • The Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser (Paisley)
  • Sherborne Mercury (Sherborne)
  • Shields Daily Gazette (South Shields)
  • Shrewsbury Chronicle (Shrewsbury)
  • The Southern Reporter (Selkirk)
  • Sussex Advertiser (Lewes)
  • Western Daily Press (Bristol)
  • The Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Whitstable)
  • Worcestershire Chronicle (Worcester)

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Reviews & Testimonials

“This resource is intended for academic audiences. It would be most useful to researchers with an interest in United Kingdom history in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. However, because the United Kingdom played such a prominent role in world affairs during this time period, the collection offers broad-scope value to academic researchers in other geographic and/or subject areas (women’s rights and suffrage, culture, political reform, etc.). The resource content is excellent—as are the tools for search and discovery.”

American Reference Books Annual, 2016

“Gale has selected resources for this collection to form a geographically dispersed and politically diverse body of material. The publication runs are often extensive, with many titles running 100 years or more. This part could be considered more esoteric than previous offerings, with the majority of titles representing smaller regional papers covering non-metropolitan areas. However, integrated with additional parts of the British Newspapers, 1600-1950 collection, the material may provide valuable additional insight on historical and social issues of 19th and 20th century Britain.”

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