Talk:William Caxton

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The third paragraph ends by telling us that Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye is now known as the Iliad. The article for Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye says nothing of the kind, and I suspect that it is NOT known as the Iliad. Can any specialist correct if necessary? [[[User:J27325|J27325]] (talk) 05:24, 9 May 2017 (UTC)]Reply[reply]


This "Prologue to his Aeneids" is a rather long sample, since it's three times the length of the rest of the article. Could a simple link to an external source suffice? Also, there doesn't seem to be much discussion of why this sample is even included, which makes it somewhat irrelevant to the article. Is it his greatest piece of writing? Does it have some other significance?

ryan 23:29, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Source of quotation[edit]

Can a anyone give a reference for "If 'tis wrong I do, then 'tis a fine and noble wrong"? It doesn't SOUND like late 15th century (perhaps a hundred years later); there are only 4 Google hits, all of which seem to derive from Wikipedia; and it isn't in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. MacAuslan (talk) 17:16, 18 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Date of birth[edit]

Some sources seem to think he was born 13 August 1422. Is this supported historically, or is it just supposition that's been repeated wildly? -- JackofOz (talk) (9 July 2008)

Anyone have any idea where this very precise date came from? -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 11:42, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have a look at the old Dictionary of National Biography entry in Vol. 9 beginning on page 381 not yet proofread on Wikisource. The dates currently given in the article are consistent with the entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/4963, building on decades of more recent scholarship. A more precise date is not necessarily a better date. --HHill (talk) 16:50, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

born:unknown,MARCH,1490 he was buried and the gravestone date was erased so it was unreadable only march,1490 was readable with a powerful microscope. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 3 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works Published[edit]

Should a "works published" section be included? Renfield (talk) 02:05, 7 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How about a link to the Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, like this. Another option is the ISTC. --HHill (talk) 16:54, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Loo what sholde a man in thyse dayes now wryte egges or eyren?"[edit]

Hi all,
Caxton's anecdote about the differences in ME just from opposite sides of the Thames is very well-known.[1]

Seems something of a glaring omission. Thoughts?
--Shirt58 (talk) 09:31, 1 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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