The broadsheet or broadside, was used as a format for musical and popular prints in the 17th century. Eventually, people began using the broadsheet as a source for political activism by reprinting speeches, and actually any information that could be sold. Exciting executions. Sensational events of all kinds were sometimes reprinted in this form.  Broadsheet newspapers developed after the British in 1712 placed a tax on newspapers based on the number of their pages. However, larger formats had long been signs of status in printed objects and still are in many places. These are the 21st Century version.  

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