Wynkyn de Worde Printer

Sign of the Sun

Wynkyn de Worde the printer and publisher of Shoe Lane Fleet Street who became a great typographist in addition to the 800 books he produced during the early part of the 16th century.

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1841 British Census and the wider world

Put the 1841 British census in a world wide context, by taking a look at some of the global events that had an impact on the lives of our ancestors, see how your family history connects to the past.

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London Daily News 1850

The London Daily News is published on 21st January 1850. It is the first cheap newspaper to be produced on the streets of London and so news becomes more accessible to the working class and poor citizens of London. It is established by the architect Joseph Paxton and the paper’s first editor is Charles Dickens.

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