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William Caxton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(c. 1422–91),

the first English printer. He printed the first book in English in 1474 and went on to produce about eighty other texts.

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Caxton, William

John M. Bowers.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 2267 words.

William Caxton (c.1420–1492) earned his niche in English literary history at the moment he set up the first

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Who made William Caxton's Phrase-Book?

Alison Hanham.

in The Review of English Studies

November 2005; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 9181 words.

About 1480 William Caxton issued a phrase-book in French and English from his press at Westminster. It was an unacknowledged adaptation of a French and Flemish text written in Bruges, and...

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William Caxton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(c. 1422–91),

the first English printer. He printed the first book in English in 1474 and went on to produce about eighty other texts.

See overview in Oxford Index

Caxton, William

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 73 words.

(c. 1420–c. 1492).

A prominent merchant from Kent, Caxton established the first successful press in England. He learned printing in Cologne and the Low Countries, producing the...

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Caxton, William

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 63 words.

The father of English printing, who was born c.1422 in Kent and learnt his printing in Cologne and Bruges.

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Caxton, William

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 78 words.

The father of English printing, whose name has come to be applied to branded articles in the printing and paper

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Caxton, William

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 28 words.

(c. 1422–91),

the first English printer. He printed the first book in English in 1474 and went on to produce about eighty other texts....

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Caxton, William

Daniel T. Kline.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 155 words.

(c.1422–c.1491), the first English printer. Born in Kent, Caxton moved to London as an apprentice (1436)

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Caxton, William (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat

N. F. Blake.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Publishing. 4557 words.

Caxton, William (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat, was the first Englishman to print books, bringing the printing press to England in 1475 or 1476.

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Caxton, William (1422–91)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 63 words.

The first English printer. Having learned the art of printing on the Continent, Caxton printed his first English text in ...

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Caxton, William (1427)

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 445 words.

In 1437–8 he entered the London Mercers’ Company, apprenticed to wool merchant Robert Large after whose death (1441)

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Caxton, William (?1427)

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 531 words.

(b Kent, ?1427; d London, 1492).

English printer, publisher, translator and merchant. In

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Caxton, William (1415)

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 406 words.

(probably born between 1415 and 1424; d. 1492),

the first English printer and an important merchant and publisher

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Caxton, William (1421–91)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 106 words.

translator and the first English printer. Caxton worked in the Low Countries as an agent for silk merchants and came

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Caxton, William (1421–91)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 107 words.

Caxton worked in the Low Countries as an agent for silk merchants and came upon printing during a business trip

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Caxton, William (1422–91)

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 353 words.

After spending his early years in commerce in London, Antwerp, and Bruges, where he was Governor of the English Merchant

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Caxton, William (1422?–91)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 364 words.

Born in *Kent and receiving a good education, he was apprenticed in the cloth trade. Travelling as an *apprentice,

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Caxton, William (1422–91?)

Daniel Hahn and Nicholas Robins.

in The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 16 words.

(1422–91?),

printer and translator: b. Sevenoaks Weald; buried in London (St Margaret's, Westminster).

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Caxton, William (1422–91)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 58 words.

Following a period in Cologne (1470–72), where he learned printing, he set up his own press In 1476

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Caxton, William (<i>c.</i> 1420–<i>c.</i> 1492)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 70 words.

(c. 1420–c. 1492).

A prominent merchant from Kent, Caxton established the first successful press in England. He

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