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'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831

'The Poor Man's Guardian: a Weekly Newspaper for the people'.
Printed and published by Henry Hetherington, with editors Bronterre O'Brien and Thomas Mayhew, this became the best known illegal newspaper of the period with a peak circulation of 16,000.

The Government had tightened up stamp duty on newspapers in 1819, raising the cover price to 6 pence (2 p), restricting circulation (particularly of the radical press) among the working class.

However the unstamped press flourished and built a strong network of supporters, booksellers, street-vendors and readers which would provide a seed-bed for Chartism.

Title 'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831 (page 4)
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Production Date 1831
Format Newspaper
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects 'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831 (page 1)
'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831 (page 2)
'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831 (page 3)
'The Poor Man's Guardian', No. 5, 6 August, 1831 (page 5)
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