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  • William Caxton (1422 - 1491)
    William Caxton From Wikipedia (ca. 1415~1422 – ca. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first English person to work as a printer and the fir...
  • Margaret Plantagenet, of York, Duchesse de Bourgogne (1446 - 1503)
    Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia Genealogy4u Margaret of York and Charles the Bold (1468) Despite the protests of France's Louis XI, who was fearful of an alliance between the Engli...
  • George, Duke of Clarence (1449 - 1478)
    "George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick, KG (21 October 1449 – 18 February 1478) was the third son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Nev...
  • Edward V, King of England (1470 - 1485)
    another possible birth date is 4 November Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia
  • Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers (1440 - 1483)
    Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers was born between 1440 and 1442.1 He was the son of Richard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta de Luxembourg.1 He married Mary FitzLewes, daughter of Sir Henry Fi...

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.


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