"Plaque to Wynkyn de Worde at Stationers Hall" Literary London Tip by easyoar

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  Plaque to Wynkyn de Worde at Stationers Hall
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This plaque to Wynkyn de Worde can be found at Stationers Hall near St Pauls Cathedral.

You probably won't have heard of Wynkyn de Worde! He studied under William Caxton who set up the first printing press in England. After William Caxton's death, Wynkyn de Worde decided to move himself across London to Fleet Street around the year 1500. He was the first printer to base himself in Fleet Street. If you are British, you will know Fleet Street as being famous for the old home of newspaper printing (before they all moved to Wapping). Wynkyn de Worde is described as being the Father of Fleet Street.

Address: Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4
Directions: St Pauls Underground Station

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  • Written Feb 12, 2005
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