I have a mixed relationship with reading non-fiction, and particularly with reading history books. On the one hand, I enjoy it and there are lots of interesting stories that I want to read about; on the other hand, it is work-adjacent and I have a little voice nagging me that if I have time to read this history, why don’t I have time to read the latest scholarship. 569 more words
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William Caxton’s exact date of birth is unknown, but history dictates his birth be around 1422 in the Weald of Kent.
In 1438 aged 16, Caxton became an apprentice to Robert Large a London merchant, and upon the death of his employer, he moved to Bruges, and spent some thirty years working there as a merchant. 408 more words