By John Feather
Thoroughly revised, restructured and up to date, A background of British Publishing covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from earlier than the discovery of the printing press, to the digital period of today.
John Feather areas Britain and her industries in a world market and examines simply how ‘British’, British publishing quite is. contemplating not just the publishing itself, but in addition the components affecting, and laid low with it, Feather strains the historical past of publishing books in Britain and examines:
- finance, creation and distribution
- the onslaught of world corporations.
Specifically designed for publishing and booklet historical past classes, this is often the single e-book to offer an total historical past of British publishing, and may be a useful source for all scholars of this interesting topic.
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The whole thrust of crown policy in the 1630s, under the direction of Laud and Strafford, was centralisation and control. Laud was concerned about the growing divisions in the Church of England and the opposition to his ecclesiastical policies. Fully aware of the power of the press, he sought to control it; in secular matters, Laud’s enemies in the Church were equally the enemies of the crown’s policy in the Thirty Years’ War, the last of the great wars of religion, which had been raging since 1618.
Sparke’s support came almost entirely from booksellers, whose trade had been so badly damaged by the war. The printers supported the Court, and when Sparke seemed likely to succeed they threatened secession. 21 After the war, however, the internal problems of the Company had to take second place. Lilburne’s attack on its ‘tyrannical monopoly’ found some sympathetic ears in the House of Commons, but the leaders of the Army, which was the last remaining credible centre of power in the kingdom, had other ideas.
29 The use of medieval folk traditions in this way continued throughout the century. Just as Caxton had published the romances which appealed to the aristocracy of the late fifteenth century, so his successors transformed them into a genre which appealed to the gentry and upper tradesmen. Translations of French and Spanish romances were still popular at the end of the sixteenth century, and new versions of the old stories of Palmerin or Amadis de Gaule appeared regularly. Gradually, the anonymous stories were adapted by English authors, or imitated by them.