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date: 22 September 2019

Pynson, Richardlocked

(b Normandy c. 1449; d London 1529/30).
  • Gordon Campbell


(b Normandy c. 1449; d London 1529/30).

Anglo-Norman printer. Pynson became a printer in London, initially as an assistant to William Caxton. In the early 1490s he succeeded William de Machlinia as the principal printer of law books in London; his press also printed an illustrated edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. On the accession of King Henry VIII in ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)