'Chronicle of England': 1497
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

'Chronicle of England': 1497

Wynkyn de Worde

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'The Chronicle of England'. Open book showing a double-page spread. There are two columns of text on each page and a woodcut image of London. The image shows the roofs of houses and church spires. This book was compiled by William Caxton in 1480 and gives an account of the history of England from the time that "Albyne with his susters entred into this isle" until the accession of Edward IV. The work was in constant demand and this edition was printed by Wynkyn de Worde, a printer from Alsace, who inherited Caxton's shop in Westminster in 1491.
 

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Date

1497 AD - 1497 AD
 

Image Number

000107
 

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