The Charter

The Charter, established by William Lovett, was first published on 27 January 1839, priced at six pence. It was edited by William Carpenter, a radical reformer and journalist who was opposed to the 'physical force' tactics of some Chartists. At its peak, the paper sold 5,000 to 6,000 copies a week, but was financially unsuccessful and ceased publication in March 1840, just over a year after it had been established.

Taken from: The Charter
Date: 12 May, 1839
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: Newspaper Archive, Colindale