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People/Characters: William Caxton

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1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft, and the Birth of the Stuart Era by Christopher Lee
500 Years of Printing by S. H. Steinberg
The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on Letters by Richard A. Firmage
The biography and typography of William Caxton, England's first printer by William Blades
A Biography of William Caxton: The First English Editor, Printer, Merchant, and Translator by Richard Deacon
The Book: The Story of Printing and Bookmaking by Douglas C. McMurtrie
Caxton's Own Prose by N. F. Blake
Caxton's Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing by William Kuskin
Chaucer and the fifteenth century by H. S. Bennett
Early English Printing: A Series of Facsimiles of All the Types Used in England During the 15th Century (Burt Franklin Bibliography & Reference Series, 371) by E. Gordon Duff
English collectors of books & manuscripts (1530-1930) and their marks of ownership by Seymour de Ricci
English Literature: An Illustrated Record {2 volume set} by Richard Garnett
English Medieval Romance by W. R. J. Barron
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett
From Beowulf to Caxton : Studies in Medieval Languages and Literature, Texts and Manuscripts by Tomonori Matsushita
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words by John Man
An introduction to historical bibliography by Norman E. Binns
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
The Load of Unicorn by Cynthia Harnett
MARGARET OF YORK: The Diabolical Duchess by Christine Weightman
Medieval literature and folklore studies;: Essays in honor of Francis Lee Utley by Jerome Mandel & Bruce Rosenberg
The Medieval Quest for Arthur by Robert Rouse
Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose by Douglas Gray
The Oxford History of English by Lynda Mugglestone
Printing : an account of its invention and of William Caxton, the first English printer by David Marshall
The printing press as an agent of change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
The Religious Life of Richard III : Piety and Prayer in the North of England by Jonathan Hughes
The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
Textual Scholarship: An Introduction by D. C. Greetham
Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays by Jason Fisher
Type : the secret history of letters by Simon Loxley
Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired by Benson Bobrick
William Caxton (Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 263) by Frieda Elaine Penninger
William Caxton and Early Printing in England by Lotte Hellinga
William Caxton, The First English Printer: A Biography by Charles Knight
William Caxton: A biography by George D. Painter
William Caxton: A Portrait in a Background by Edmund Childs
Wonders Will Never Cease by Robert Irwin
Words in Time: Social History of English Vocabulary by Geoffrey Hughes
Wynkyn De Worde: Father of Fleet Street by James Moran

Character description

William Caxton (ca. 1415~1422 – ca. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. As far as is known, he was the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England. He was also the first English retailer of printed books (his London contemporaries in the same trade were all Dutch, German or French).

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