You may need a licence to own a Printing Press in Spain

Back in the day, circa 1500, well 1502 to be exact, Spain imposes a licence fee for printing Presses. The only ways you could get a licence was to get approval from the Courts or the Church.


Additional Information:

  • Global spread of the printing press – Wikipedia
    The International spread of the printing press began with the invention of the printing press with movable type by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany (circa 1439).
  • Printing press – Wikipedia
    A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink.
  • History of printing – Wikipedia
    The history of printing goes back to the duplication of images by means of stamps in very early times.
  • The Printing Press – The History Guide
    The Renaissance spread to Germany, France, England, and Spain in the late fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. In its migration northward, Renaissance culture adapted itself to conditions unknown in Italy, such as the growth of the monarchical state and the strength of lay piety.
  • Epic World History: Europe and the Printing Press
    Before 1450, books were produced by scribes who laboriously copied an existing book by hand. Between 1455 and 1500, the printing press, containing movable type using manufactured paper, revolutionized book production.

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