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William Caxton and Daniel Defoe

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Norwich /  William Caxton and Daniel Defoe   Norwich /  William Caxton and Daniel Defoe


Two terracotta roundels with portraits in the façade of the former offices of the Norfolk Daily Standard, built 1899-1900.

Norwich - William Caxton and Daniel Defoe
1. Daniel Defoe
Norwich - William Caxton and Daniel Defoe
2. William Caxton

  1. defoe - Daniel Defoe (London c. 1660 - London 1731), born Daniel Foe, English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe (Wikipedia).
  2. caxton - William Caxton (c. 1415 - 1492), English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England, which he did in 1476 (Wikipedia).


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Item Code: gbee092; Photograph: 24 October 2015
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