16851737, Sep 30
an 18th-century British printer and journalist whose Mist's Weekly Journal was the central, most visible, and most explicit opposition newspaper to the whig administrations of Robert Walpole. Where other opposition papers would defer, Mist's would explicitly attack the government of Walpole and the entire House of Hanover. He was a Jacobite of strong convictions and pugnacious determination who employed various authors writing under pseudonyms, from Lewis Theobald to Daniel Defoe, and was frequently tried by the government for sedition. Professor Arne Bialuschewski also showed that Mist probably wrote under the pseudonym "Charles Johnson" to create A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates.
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