Gazette Firsts

Gazette Firsts

What is the Gazette Firsts series?

As the UK’s Official Public Record since 1665, The Gazette been recording important moments from British history for over 350 years. Our new Gazette Firsts series will see us looking through the archives at some the very first notices and historical events, as described in issues of The Gazette.

As well as looking at the history of The Gazette and the likes of insolvency and deceased estates notices, we will also explore how The Gazette has recorded significant moments in the timeline of the monarchy, from royal births to coronations.

See the full series below:

The Gazette and insolvency notices

The Gazette and deceased estates notices

The Gazette and royal coronations

The Gazette and royal babies

The Gazette and coinage