British National Corpus, XML edition
Encoding format: TEI XML
Instant secure online access http://ota.oerc.ox.ac.uk/secure/newota/2554.zip (currently only available for UK users with Shibboleth).
By downloading the corpus, you agree to abide by the terms of the BNC User Licence, and you are obliged to ensure that all users of the corpus to whom you grant access must also abide by these terms.
British National Corpus is a snapshot of British English in the early 1990s. The British National Corpus is:
The corpus is described in full in the Users Reference Guide at http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/docs/URG/.
Some XSL files are available for reformatting the XML texts in various ways, also from the BNC web site.