Mercurius Britanicus

by Nick

If you are interested in early modern book history or the civil war period, then you will probably be interested to know that Joyce Macadam’s 2005 thesis on Mercurius Britanicus, one of the earliest and most successful newsbooks backed by Parliament, is now online via the British Library’s rather excellent EThOS service. Joyce was very kind to me when I was writing my dissertation and sent me a copy of it, and it is a fascinating read.

Since 2005, part of the thesis has also been published as an article in Historical Research: ‘Soldiers, statesmen and scribblers: London newsbook reporting of the Marston Moor campaign, 1644’.