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Newspapers in the Duke University Libraries: British Newspapers

Queen Elizabeth II

Matthew White Ridley   (14 July 1877). "The Royal Family of England". Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 44 (1137).,

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16th-18th Century

These databases include an array of print materials, not necessarily including newspapers.  The early broadsides and pamphlets might be considered precursers of newspapers, as they would often have been produced in response to current events and in small runs and would be ephemeral.

19th Century

20th-21st Century