Caxton and the Printing Press on BBC Radio 4

If you missed the episode of ‘In our time’ broad­cast on Thurs­day 18 Octo­ber 2012, it is still avail­able to lis­ten again on the BBC Radio 4 web­site.
The pro­gramme dis­cuss­es Cax­ton’s life and influ­ence, as well as the texts he chose to pro­duce. As the descrip­tion of the pro­gramme says: ‘The stan­dard of Cax­ton’s print­ing may have lagged behind that on the con­ti­nent, but he was a skil­ful busi­ness­man and unusu­al­ly for print­ers at the time, he man­aged not to go bank­rupt. The advent of print is now seen as one of the great rev­o­lu­tions in intel­lec­tu­al his­to­ry — although many schol­ars believe it was a rev­o­lu­tion that took many gen­er­a­tions to have an effect.’