Friday Free Stuff - 20th September
20 September 2013
Begun in the 17th century as a result of Great Plague and the decision by King Charles II to move his Court to Oxford (it was first called the Oxford Gazette), the London Gazette is England’s longest running newspaper. Originally it started as a reliable source of news and was particularly useful as a source of news from overseas - the news of Wellington’s victory at Waterloo was reported in the Gazette.
More recently, the London Gazette (published each weekday) is one of the official journals of the British government. Information can be browsed by such categories as: State, Parliament, Ecclesiastical, Health, Water, Companies and Financial Regulations, Insolvency, and Energy. Or you can search the index if you are looking for information relating to a specific event.