The celebration of Christmas was banned by Puritans in Boston, Colonial America in 1659. The ban was revoked by an English governor in 1681, however Christmas celebrations did not gain popularity in the area until the middle of the nineteenth century.
Through these years the holiday continued to be observed in other parts of America. It fell out of favour after the American Revolution, but returned to favour some years afterwards.
After having their son, Thomas, Pocahontas travelled to England, where she became something of a celebrity.
However, the marriage was a short one, as Pocahontas died of an unknown illness in March 1617, shortly after boarding a ship to return home. Her exact gravesite is unknown, as the church where she was buried was destroyed in 1727.
A reproduction of the edition from the 3rd-10th of September, 1666. It reports on the Great Fire of London.
One of the United Kingdom’s oldest surviving journals, The London Gazette, was first published on the 7th of November, 1665. When it was first published it was called The Oxford Gazette.
The publication began in Oxford rather than London because the Royal Court had moved out of the capital to escape the plague. People at court were unwilling to touch anything that had been printed in London.
14 May 1705
The Gazette claims to be the longest-running journal in the UK, but there are also a few others that make the same claim.