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  • Collard Mansion (c.1440 - c.1485)
    Colard Mansion From Wikipedia Colard Mansion (or Colart, before 1440 – after May 1484) was a 15th century Flemish scribe and printer who worked together with William Caxton. He is know...
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  • Richard III of England (1452 - 1485)
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  • Edward IV of England (1442 - 1483)
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Although William Caxtons parents are so far unknown and he apparantly had no descendants he is noteworthy as the person who printed the first book ever to be printed in the English language. He was also noteworthy by his patrons and other connections. Hence this project.

Patrons

Margaret of York, Dowager Duchess of Burgundy

Duke of Clarence

Lord Rivers

Who was governor of Edward V eldest son of King Edward IV

Received a £20 grant from King Edward IV

Dedicated to King Richard III a volume on the orders of Chivalry.

On the succession of Henry VII Caxton received the Patronage of Lady Margaret Beaufort

Other connections

Printer Collard Mansion whose patron was Louis of Guuthuyse