eek, the first number of which was issued May 23, 1622, and was followed within the next five years by a number of other regularly published journals.
During the period of the Commonwealth and the Restoration their number multiplied, but none appear to have been published oftener than once a week until about the reign of Queen Anne, when the demand for news from the Duke of Marlborough's army led to their being issued tri-weekly.
The first London daily was the Courant, published by Samuel Buckley in 1703.
The first established newspaper in England, outside of London, is believed to have been the Norwich postman, 1706.
The first actually published in Scotland was at Edinburgh in 1654.
The Dublin News-letter, the earliest Irish paper, was established in 1685.
In the United States a newspaper was attempted as early as 1690.
The first number was dated September 25 of that year, but its farther issue was prevented by the colonial government, it being published contrary to l