Monday, 3 June 2013, 1:00PM
Museum of London

From Grub Street to Fleet Street: The Development of the Early English Newspaper

Bob Clarke

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.

This is first of the Mondays at One series of lectures, From St Paul's Cross to Hyde Park Corner: Public Oratory in London from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. The other lectures in this series are as follows:
    The Suffragettes
    The Mosley Riots 
    Free Speech and State Control

bob-clarke

Bob Clarke has been collecting early newspapers for the past forty years and has built up a collection of 1,000 newspapers and other news publications printed before 1800. He is the author of From Grub Street to Fleet Street: An illustrated history of English newspapers to 1899 (Ashgate 2004; Revel Barker 2010) and The Basingstoke Riots: Massagainians v the Salvation Army 1880-1883 (Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society, 2010).

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3 June 2013

From Grub Street to Fleet Street: The Development of the Early English Newspaper
Bob Clarke

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