1644 – John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship —

23 November Areopagitica; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England is a 1644 prose polemical* tract by the English poet, scholar, and polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and censorship.

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