Parliament, Print Culture and Petitioning in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Bradley, James E.
March 2007
Parliamentary History (Edinburgh University Press);Mar2007, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p96
Academic Journal
The article explores the extent of the political divisions in the provincial press over the American crisis, and how petitions were understood to bear upon parliament and issues of representation as illustrated in the local press during late eighteenth-century England. The print culture in the provinces as well as the relations between the press and the petitions are being discussed. Political ideology of the petitioners is also cited by the author.


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