Newspaper article about the prosecution of a publisher of P B Shelley’s Queen Mab

Description

The Northern Star was Chartist newspaper that campaigned for political reform. This article describes the prosecution of Mr Heywood for selling copies of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Queen Mab, and states that if booksellers do not protest against the ‘foolish law of blasphemy’ then they deserve to ‘experience its “tender mercies”’.

Full title:
'The Blasphemy Prosecutions'
Published:
6 June 1840, Leeds, Yorkshire
Format:
Newspaper / Ephemera
Creator:
The Northern Star
Copyright:
© Sourced from the British Newspaper Archive
Shelfmark:
1838-1844 LON LD6* NPL

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