The Censorship and the Press in England during XV - XVII centuries Cover Image

Цензурата и пресата в Англия през XV-XVII век
The Censorship and the Press in England during XV - XVII centuries

Author(s): Rayna Nikolova
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Sociology of Law
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Censorship; Freedom of the Press; Information; Libel; News; Newspapers; Press; Printer; Publisher

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses that between 1476 and 1695 the British governments devised and used several means to limit or restrict the press in England. It notices that seditious libel laws were used to punish those who criticized the government or the Crown, and it did not matter whether the criticism was truthful or not. The press suffered under licensing laws.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 228-241
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian