William Caxton

William Caxton was born around 1422 in Kent in England. He is famous for being the first person to introduce the printing press to England. “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer is believed to be the first book to be printed in England by William Caxton.

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Printing Press

This artefact displays an interactive 3D model of a 15th century printing press. Tapping the press will allow you to type in some text, which you can then see printed onto a piece of paper.