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Caxton, William (1415/24–1492)

Edited by Dinah Birch

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735066
Caxton, William (1415/24–1492)

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Born in Kent, a merchant and the first English printer. After apprenticeship in London he worked for approximately 30 years in the Low Countries, where he translated the first book printed in English, the ...

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