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Caxton and the Printing Press

Caxton and the Printing Press

Posted on: Thursday 18th October 2012

Over 500 years ago, William Caxton opened England's first printing press in 1476, just 20 years after Johann Gutenberg invented the mechanical moveable type press in Germany, revolutionising the dissemination of the written word.

Listen to Melvyn Bragg's fantastic 'In our time' Radio 4 broadcast on printer William Caxton and the impact of the printing press.

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