The 2nd edition of Early Modern England will have a detail from the following painting on the cover:
Monday, February 25, 2008
Compare this with discussion on Early Modern England, ch. 8 to show the increase in tracts in the 1640s and 1650s. From David Cressy, "Revolutionary England 1640-1642," P & P 181 (2003): 61.
Some Statistics on the Number of Surviving Printed Titles for Great Britain and Dependencies from the Beginnings of Print in England to the year 1800, by Alain Veylit is based on the raw numbers from ESTC.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This placard denounced Mary Queen of Scots and Bothwell soon after the Darnley murder, and certainly suggests a popular reaction to the murder in Scotland if not a fully developed public sphere there in the mid-sixteenth century.