Paper talk: a newspaper’s take on the Restoration
Andrew Green is producer of a Radio 4 Random Edition programme on the Restoration. Here he explains how a newspaper, published in 1660, informed its readers of the imminent return of the future king from exile
Archive newspapers allow us to sniff history in a unique way. The sense of immediacy they invariably convey allows us to fully grasp that events in the ever-receding past actually happened.