From the broadsides of the sixteenth century to the broadsheets of the 19th century, taking in the Civil War newsbooks, the gutter press of the 18th century, the rise of the Sunday papers full of sex, sport and sensationalism, and the birth of the popular press, Bob Clarke describes the journey of the English newspaper from Grub Street to Fleet Street. The lecture will vividly portray the way the news was reported, providing a colourful, if often gruesome, picture of the social history of the past.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
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