Episode 141: William Caxton, the Printing Press, and Edward IV

We know that Edward IV had a rather large library of books. On this episode the wonderful Danie Burton joins us to discuss Edward IV’s introduction to printed books, when the printing press was brought to England, and the man who brought it.

Imagine a world where books had to be written by hand. While it guaranteed beautiful craftmanship it was not accessible to all. The printing press introduced a world to medieval England that many could not have imagined.

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Image of Edward IV, Elizabeth Woodville, three of their children and William Caxton – Painting

Credits:

Hosted by: Rebecca Larson

Guest: Danie Burton – Twitter Website 

Editing: Rebecca Larson

Voice Over: David Black

Music by: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog via FilmMusic.io, used by EXTENDED license.

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Danie Burton
Caxton Showing the First Specimen of His Printing to King Edward IV at the Almonry, Westminster: With Edward are his wife, Elizabeth Woodville, and their children, ElizabethEdward, and Richard.
Date 1851
Source: http://www.bridgemanartondemand.com/artist/1956/Daniel_Maclise

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