Sunday, May 28

Ye old Troye

On this day in May 1474 the ruling Monach of England and Wales, Edward IV created his son Richard Duke of York. In tribute William Caxton, published the first printed book in English in (the now Belgium) town of Bruges.
The title of the book - The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye.
There are no recorded copies of contempary reviews. Neither are there any records of the first 'typo' however it is likey there was a Troy involvement.
Two years later Mr Caxton established his printing press permanently in Westminster, the rest is history.

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