The London Gazette

On 7 November 1665 The London Gazette, the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, started life as The Oxford Gazette. Why the name change? When the Gazette was first published, the royal court had moved to Oxford to escape the Great Plague of London. After the plague dissipated, king and court moved back, along with the Gazette, which … Continue reading The London Gazette

Morning Paper

As you reach for that Sunday paper to enjoy with your morning coffee and croissant, you might want to take a moment to reflect on this little historical tidbit: on March 11, 1702, England’s first daily newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published from its premises “against the Ditch at Fleet Bridge” in Fleet Street. Along with being the first daily in England, it was also … Continue reading Morning Paper