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In England, the Estates of the Realm are the Clergy, the Lords and the Commons. What is known as the "Fourth Estate"?

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In England, the Estates of the Realm are the Clergy, the Lords and the Commons. What is known as the "Fourth Estate"?
posted Jun 13 by Vijay

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The earliest use of the term is Thomas Carlyle's book "On Heroes and Hero Worship" (1841): “[British politician Edmund] Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters' Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all."

answer Jun 18 by Ati Kumar
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