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News and rumour in Jacobean England: Information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25

David Coast


This study examines how political news was concealed, manipulated and distorted in late Jacobean England. Using a wide range of extraordinarily rich manuscript sources, it analyses how news was managed and interpreted during a period of acute political and religious conflict. It analyses how the flow of information to and from the King was managed by his secretaries of state and diplomats, and how the King prevented information about his policies from leaking in to the wider public sphere. It analyses the ‘outward shows’ James made to signal his intentions and mislead a variety of audiences, a ... More

Keywords: News, Rumour, Politics, James I, Duke of Buckingham, Censorship, Propaganda, Secrecy, Counsel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089480
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Coast, author