The Origins of the British Press, looks at two early 18th-century printers and the scandals and dangers that surrounded them – Historia Magazine

Grub Street has been a synonym for hack journalism (and journalists) for over 300 years. But where would the hacks have been without being published? Ruth Herman looks at two once-famous printers, Grub Street’s unsung early heroes – or possibly villains, depending on whose side you took. We celebrate the

Continue reading

23 April: On this day in history

23 April 1343 On St George’s night, the Estonian people rise up against their Danish and German overlords, triggering a three-year war. The Danes eventually sell Estonia to the Teutonic Knights. 23 April 1430 Eight-year-old Henry VI crossed the Channel for his coronation as king of France. It was customary

Continue reading