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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

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199566716
Caxton, William (1422–91)

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After spending his early years in commerce in London, Antwerp, and Bruges, where he was Governor of the English Merchant Adventurers, he worked for his compatriot, Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy, for whom he made several English translations. Tiring of copying these by hand, he learnt the new art of printing at Cologne (...

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