Wed, 12 Jun|
'The Man Who Invented The News' - Nigel Hastilow
Born in Burford, the notorious journalist’s story at a time when popular newspapers were first taking off.
Time & Location
12 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
Warwick Hall, Church Ln, Burford OX18 4RY, UK
About the Event
Marchamont Nedham – born in Burford, teacher, lawyer, spy, doctor - was the most notorious journalist in Britain at a time when popular newspapers were first taking off. His memoirs reveal the truth of his triple-dealing during the bloody and epoch-making English Civil War.
He worked for Parliament, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. He was jailed three times, fled the country in fear of being hanged, drawn and quartered as a traitor and yet he survived and prospered. Unscrupulous, amusing and good company, Nedham's journalism influenced the French and American revolutions over a century later.
Nigel Hastilow is a journalist by trade. He was Editor of ‘The Birmingham Post’ in the 1990s and worked for the Wolverhampton ‘Express & Star’. He has also worked for the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and his own publishing company.