The London Gazette: Not Just the Brave and the Bankrupt

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Family History specialist Audrey Collins discusses how researchers can get the most out of the London Gazette, Britain's oldest continually-published newspaper. From its first edition, produced in Oxford in November 1665 while London suffered through the plague, it became well-known as the source for official notices. This treasure trove for family and local historians and can reveal details of gallantry awards, notices of bankruptcy, changes of name, and much more.

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Language English
Year Range 1665-2011
Place England
Lesson Owner The National Archives
Skill Level Intermediate
Lesson Creation Date 19 November 2010
Presenter Audrey Collins

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