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The laughter of triumph : William Hone and the fight for the free press

Author: Ben Wilson
Publisher: London : Faber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"William Hone is the forgotten hero of the British Press. In 1817 he was compelled to defend himself against a government determined to enforce censorship. His fellow journalists, opposition MPs and the ministers believed that a verdict against Hone would silence all critical voices. It was a show trial, and Hone - a self-educated and obscure Fleet Street journalist who had to defend himself against the Lord Chief  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: William Hone; William Hone; William Hone
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Wilson
ISBN: 0571224717 9780571224715
OCLC Number: 62891637
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Ben Wilson.


In 1817 he was forced to defend himself against a censorious government, in what amounted to a show trial pitting a self-educated Fleet Street journalist against the Lord Chief Justice and a  Read more...


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"'Wonderfully stirring. The tale Wilson has to tell is so exciting, and the bravura with which he recounts it so infectious, that his case becomes irresistible.' Guardian 'Ben Wilson may be only 25, Read more...

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