‘The Man Who Invented The News’ – the memoirs of England’s first great journalist – the Piers Morgan of the 17th century. Marchamont Nedham made his name and his fortune during the devastation of the English Civil War. He had so many enemies he had to flee the country at one point. One of them said::
‘We cannot say this fellow writes, but vomits.’
Another said Nedham was ‘the first who found the way to make a fart sound in paper’.