Guardian & Observer (Historical Newspapers)
The Guardian was first published in response to the Peterloo Massacre. Originally known as the Manchester Guardian, it was a Saturday-only paper until the newspaper stamp duty was repealed in 1855. Businessmen who hated its progressive opinions would tear the paper in half, throw the commentary out the train window, and only read the portion containing stock prices.
Sister British historical newspapers, The Guardian and The Observer offer two centuries of political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment history. Cross-searchable with other ProQuest Historical Newspapers.