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30,233. In 1476 William Caxton began printing in England. (England & Printing) Dr Janina Ramirez, Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings 3/3 BBC 2012
30,298. William Tyndale, an ordained priest, was the first to take on the dangerous task of translating, publishing and printing an English version of the New Testament. (Great Britain & England & Catholicism & Printing & New Testament) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Burning Convictions
30,427. This is the first time the English language comes to the printed page. (Great Britain & England & Printing) The British III: Revolution
59,273. Would the Protestant Reformation have happened without the printing press? Would the American Revolution have happened without pamphlets? Probably not. But neither printing presses nor pamphlets were the heroes of reform and revolution. (Protestant & Reformation & Printing) Rebecca MacKinnon
59,274. The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther’s theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn’t circulated in the mainstream before. (Protestant & Reformation & Printing & Ideas) Nate Silver
61,387. The first man to take advantage of the printing press was Erasmus. It made him and unmade him ... Erasmus’s Praise of Folly was an outburst of this kind. (Civilisation & Reformation & Middle Ages & Printing) Kenneth Clark: Civilisation: Protest & Communication 6/13
67,307. That printer [Aldus Manutius] said printed scribble did that because in 1501 in Venice he came up with the printed equivalent of scribble: we call it italic. (Civilisation & Printing) James Burke, Connections II 1994: One Word s2e17
76,638. With this process you simply create a design and press print. (Genetics & Science & Printing & Design & Manufacture) Brave New World With Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Max Lamb, product designer
78,989. It’s with us now and it’s called 3D printers ... A powerful new technology. (Home & Materials & Miracle & Printing) Everyday Miracles: The Genius of of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners II, BBC 2015
85,735. It was the clarity and precision of these beautifully carved letters that inspired Baskerville to change printing ... Baskerville set about designing new fonts based on stone-carving, and some of them are still in use today. Mark Williams, More Industrial Revelations: Print & Paper
85,736. This work is close and detailed. Accuracy is paramount. Printers were called the aristocrats of labour. They were all highly literate. And served a long apprenticeship. And they were also correspondingly very well paid. ibid.
85,737. No-one would pay to construct Robert’s automatic paper machine. But then some clever entrepreneurs based in England heard about Robert’s ideas. Ronald Top, Industrial Revelations: The European Story: Hot Metal
85,738. Konig’s genius was to imagine that perhaps steam power could drive a printing press. (Printing & Steam) ibid.
85,739. The spread of knowledge would no longer be held back. Machinery meant the written word would be out there for everyone. And since the amazing breakthroughs of Robert’s paper mills, Konig’s presses and Mergenthaler’s lino-type machines it’s got better and better. ibid.
86,083. Publish and be damned. Duke of Wellington