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Thomas Berthelet

(c. 1514—1555) printer


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Working from c.1524, he began printing humanistic authors (Erasmus, Vives, Colet) from his printing office ‘at the sign of the Roman Lucrece’ in Fleet Street. He became King's Printer in 1530 and produced Henry VIII’s statutes and proclamations, as well as works such as the Glasse of Truthe (1532) and Katherine Parr's Prayers and Medytacions (1545).

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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