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Introduction: What News?

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely newsbooks printed in Britain in the 1640s. It addresses newsbooks as a literary and material form, as books that were produced, ... More


A Narrative History of the English Newsbook, 1641–1649

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter details the rapid proliferation of newsbooks after their initial appearance in November 1641. Within a few weeks there were many newsbooks produced by different publishers, competing ... More


The Outbreak of the English Newsbook

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

On 29 November 1641 a publisher and bookseller named John Thomas released a small pamphlet entitled Heads of Severall Proceedings in this Present Parliament from the 22 of November, to the 29. 1641. ... More


Newsbooks, Style, and Political Rhetoric

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter gives a general account of the varieties of rhetorical strategies deployed in newsbooks and how they developed and expanded through the decade. Though they were increasingly the voice of ... More


Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Barbara J. Shapiro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. It argues that ... More


Pepys and News Networks in Restoration London

Kate Loveman

in Samuel Pepys and his Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660-1703

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198732686
eISBN:
9780191796968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732686.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Reading and newsgathering were interrelated activities in the seventeenth century. This chapter uses Pepys’s records to explore the transmission of information in London via oral, manuscript, and ... More


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