Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/10/2013

Rare copy of first ever printed British newspaper which includes article on bubonic plague death toll is up for sale

A rare copy of the first ever newspaper printed in Britain is to be auctioned nearly 350 years after it came off the press. The Oxford Gazette was published on November 7, 1665, at a time when London was in the grip of the devastating bubonic plague. It was the first newspaper in the world to be printed in English. for more click here

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