1 Annotation

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Henry Muddiman (1629-92). Journalist; he wrote most of the content of the government newspapers Apr. 1660-Aug. 1663, the earlier numbers of the *Oxford/London Gazette* 1665-6, and a remarkable run of newsletters 1660-88, in which he gave correspondents both domestic and foreign news.He worked under successive secretaries of state, and in close association (ubtil 1666) with Joseph Williamson, the Under-Secretary. Together they built up a system of news gathering and news distribution far superior to any previously known in England. (L&M Companion ) In eary 1660 he and Pepys belonged to drinking "Club," (SP)

Log in to post an annotation.

If you don't have an account, then register here.

References

Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

1660

  • Jan