Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/12/2006

The first page printed in England

This is the first item printed in England. It was made by William Caxton, who introduced printing into England.

It is an indulgence – a certificate written in Latin and issued by the Church. It gave the person who received it a reduction in the time that they had to spend in Purgatory (the place where souls were thought to go after death to spend time suffering before going on to heaven). John, Abbot of Abingdon, signed this indulgence for a couple called Henry and Katherine Langley. for more click here

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