Read all about it

Aaaand I present to you: Chapter 2 of my PhD!

Well, ish.

All the news that’s fit to print! Though in the 1620s this was a fairly restricted category.

This is Nathaniel Butter, early printer, pioneer of foreign news pamphlets during the Thirty Years’ War. These pamphlets were called ‘corantos’, they are pretty cool. I have no idea what Butter looked like, and obviously the above should come with a big, red, flashing warning light that reads ‘Anachronisms ahoy!’

Also, I apologise for the colours on this. I really need to get a scanner that doesn’t make colours come out like a fever dream.


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