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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 5437


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1477 William Caxton presented his "History of Jason" to the 6-year-old future Edward V. Edward IV, the little prince's father, had instructed the child's governor that during dinner he should listen to "such noble stories as behoveth a prince to understand and know".'

Century:

1450-1499

Date:

1477

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 'during dinner'

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

King Edward V

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Caxton

Title:

History of Jason

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Caxton's edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5437

Source:

Print

Author:

G Avery

Editor:

Peter Hunt

Title:

Children's Literature: An Illustrated History

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

G Avery, Peter Hunt (ed.), Children's Literature: An Illustrated History, (Oxford, 1995), p. 16, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5437, accessed: 15 June 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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