William Caxton

William Caxton (c.1422-c.1491) was an English trader, author and diplomat. He is thought to have been responsible for bringing the printing press to England and the first seller of printed books in 1476. This is the first item printed in England and was made by William Caxton. This source is an ‘indulgence’- a certificate written in Latin and issued by the Church. (Catalogue ref: E 135/6/56)

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