Thursday, July 16, 2009

World's Oldest Publisher

Although King Henry VIII of England was a controversial figure of the 16th Century with his six wives, numerous mistresses, beheadings, during his 55 years one good thing he did was granting a royal charter to Cambridge University Press in 1534 to print “all manner of books.”

This month Cambridge University Press, the oldest publisher in the world, celebrates 425 years of printing and publishing.



Silver said...

Can you imagine a world without books? We will have to carry heavy papyrus scripts or stones? ;0

Pat said...

Let's hear it for the printed book! My drug of choice!