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The Perreaus and Mrs. RuddForgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London$
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Donna Andrew

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520220621

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520220621.001.0001

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The Press and the Case

The Press and the Case

(p.51) Three The Press and the Case
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd

Donna T. Andrew

Randall McGowen

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the press reports on the Perreau case which turned it into a national sensation—an inescapable phenomenon. It notes that the press gave full accounts of all the official proceedings, but their contribution went beyond mere reporting of the major legal developments. It further notes that both Mrs. Rudd and the Perreaus used the press to circulate their accounts and the parties involved in the case flooded the papers with letters offering new accusations. It observes that the tale of forgery exploded at a pivotal moment in the history of English journalism. It notes that the Perreau-Rudd case offered fresh territory for expansion and the papers helped to produce a new genre, the sensational criminal trial.

Keywords:   national sensation, Mrs. Rudd, Perreaus, press, forgery, English journalism, Perreau-Rudd case, criminal trial

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