By David Crystal
Last updated 2011-02-17
Once luxury items, books are now more affordable, and the spread of literacy suddenly makes publishing a profitable business. Over 20,000 titles appear following the setting up of England’s first printing press by William Caxton in 1476.
Literary output in Scotland reaches an all time high in the 15th century, driven by the works of writers like Robert Henryson and William Dunbar.
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