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Henry V & the Internet

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Henry V & the Internet. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (18 Jun 2010). Website.

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Abstract

I work in a modern tower block office in an alley where an Internet was invented in the 15th century. Let me explain. After about 1422 Henry V started writing his letters in English instead of Latin. These were the documents that allowed him to exercise power. They were the business email of the time. Their purpose was to make and carry out the laws of the land. But they were often also made public as a way of letting everyone know what was going on. They told the English people about everything from battles to taxes. So they were also the journalism of the age.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77681

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