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Record 5437

Reading Experience:

'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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 24 August 2019

Additional comments:



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