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Shock ! Horror ! Probe ! : the art and artifice of Fleet Street: a newspaper story in pictures. Geri Parlby Wednesday 05 September 2018

Since the end of the 15th century, when Wynkyn de Worde set up England's first printing press and after 1702, when the first newspaper, the Daily Courant, moved in, the term "Fleet Street" has been synonymous with newspaper journalism. In this lecture we will be looking at the ups and downs of this notorious ‘Street of Shame’ via the art that illustrated its stories.