Edward Baines

Dates: 1774-1848
The "Leeds Mercury" newspaper increased circulation and quality substantially under Baines's ownership, reaching 5,000 at its peak. It was an influential mouthpiece for liberal and reform politics in England.
Online: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1089
Occupations: printer, publisher


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