Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1600 - 1650 | Theme: Censorship
1621"Corante. . . ," the First Printed News Sheet or Newspaper Published in English May 23, 1622"News from Most Parts of Christendom," Forerunner of the Printed English Newspaper 1634Introduction of Book Burning by the Hangman July 11, 1637A Decree of the Star Chamber Concerning Printing July 11, 1637 1640Abolition of the Star Chamber Court Stimulates Publishing 1640 – 1660Sixty Printed Books and Three Newsbooks Are Ordered to be Burned June 16, 1643The British Government Attempts to Re-Establish Censorship 1644John Milton Issues Aereopagitica: "For Books are Not Absolutely Dead Things; but Doe Contain a Potencie of Life . . . ."