Morning Star (London newspaper)

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The Morning Star was a radical pro-peace London daily newspaper started by Richard Cobden and John Bright in March 1856.

The newspaper was edited by Samuel Lucas from 1859 until his death in 1865.[1] He had a financial stake in the paper, and as an "active managing partner" he succeeded in recruiting the Irish politician, historian and novelist Justin McCarthy and novelist Edmund Yates as contributors.[2] McCarthy succeeded Lucas as editor from 1865 until 1868. The final issue, with John Morley as editor, was on 13 October 1869.[3]

The Scottish novelist William Black briefly worked as a journalist on the paper in 1863–64.

Editors[edit]

1856: William Haly[1]
1857: John Hamilton and Henry Richard[1]
1858: Baxter Langley[1]
1859: Samuel Lucas[1]
1865: Justin McCarthy
1869: John Morley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Martin Hewitt, The Dawn of the Cheap Press in Victorian Britain
  2. ^ Taylor, Miles; Spencer, H. J. (2004), "Lucas, Samuel (1811–1865)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.), Oxford University Press, retrieved 5 January 2008  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Hamer, David. "Morley, John". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35110.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)