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Procession to Westminster Hall in 1672 - Hilary Term begins...

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January 27, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 27, 1672 (Julian Calendar)

* Procession to Westminster Hall
* The beginning of the Hilary Term

The back of the leaf has a nice article providing details regarding the Procession to Westminster Hall (Parliament, England) to begin the Hilary Term (so named because the feast day of St Hilary of Poitiers occurs during this academic/legal term). See images for details
This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high-quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content.
Includes various news of the day from cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes several "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & display with the 300+ year-old date prominent at the top. Nice condition.

Category: British