William Caxton

William Caxton (ca. 1415~1422 – ca. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be 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 Flemish, German or French).

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... Historyes of Troye is the first book to be printed in English, by William Caxton in Bruges. 1476 William Caxton sets up the first printing press in England at Westminster. 18 ... November - Caxton prints Earl Rivers' translation of Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first book printed in England on a printing press ...
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... William Caxton (1415~1424-1492), an editor, was instrumental in shaping English culture and language, and did so through his authoritative Works of Geoffrey Chaucer ... Caxton was a transitional figure, who sought to close the gap between manuscript culture and a more humanistic print culture through Chaucer's work ... Specifically, Caxton attempted to make Chaucer appear similar to classical writers and continental poets ...