Great thing about a newspaper archive is that it allows you to travel back in time. You type in a date and find out what was happening in UK and around the world. Luckily the British newspaper archive is available online and can be browsed for free, well it can sort of browsed for free.
Where to access the archive of British newspapers
BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk is a online archive of British newspapers dating back all the way till 1700s. Tools on the website allow you to search by date, or you can type in a keyword. For example, if you’re looking for all the newspaper articles containing the word “Churchill”, then you just type in “Churchill” in the search engine and results are goin to be displayed shortly.
The only downside of the BritishNewspaperArchive.com is that you need to register in order to access content, and if you new user, you can only view up to 3 articles before you’ll need to upgrade to one of their paid plans. It’s a bit annoying that they did this, because many people will be putt off by the price tag, but hey, they gotta make money somehow, I totally understand them. Give them a spin, it’s a lot of fun.