19th Century U.K. Periodicals

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Digital collection of periodicals covering Victorian Britain. These publications provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century: from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts.

This is multi-series collection currently includes:

  • Part 1: New Readership: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure Sport
    Marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture.
  • Part 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial
    This databases focuses on the role Britain played beyond its own borders as an imperial power throughout the nineteenth century. Complete runs of 91 periodicals chart a century in which Britain extended its influence, reaching new heights of empire building. Sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Australia, the collection contains periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand and South Africa.

Coverage: 1800-1900

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