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Caxton, William

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition


Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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(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 first printed book in English—his own translation of ...

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Subjects: British History

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