Medieval London

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This page belongs to an edition of The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, printed by William Caxton in London in 1476. These tales and others of chivalry, adventure, and romance became extremely popular and sold quickly among the city's…

This medieval English oak binding is for a volume that holds court records for Hale, England, dating from 1413 to 1475, as well as several sections of the romantic tale "Anturs of Arthur." Wooden boards were used as covers to support the parchment…

This is a late-fifteenth century book detailing the history of England. It was one of many manuscripts printed by Wynkyn de Worde, who ran the Westminster Press after the death of former leader William Caxton. The business produced many popular texts…
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