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View Resource The Word on the Street: Broadside at the National Library of Scotland

How did the people of Scotland find out about the everyday occurrences of life three hundred years ago? Well, the most likely answer would be broadsides, of course. From the 17th century to their demise near the end of the 19th century, broadsides were pinned up all over various public and quasi-public places for the general public, and gave vivid descriptions of various criminal acts, updates on...