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Caxton

William Caxton the first one to introduce the printing press to England…1422-1491…Caxton set up a press at Westminster in 1476. The first book known to have been produced there was an edition of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales .


He printed perhaps the earliest verses of the Bible to be printed in English, as well

as chivalric romances, classical works and English and Roman histories. He translated into English and edited many of the works himself. He is credited with the first English translation of Aesop’s Fables , in 1484.


The rushed publishing schedule and his inadequacies as a translator led both to wholesale transfers of French words into English and to misunderstandings. Caxton is credited with helping to standardise the various dialects of English through his printed work



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