Johannes Gutenberg is credited with being the first European to use movable type printing, his full
In Tony Robinson's Kings and Queens, page 49, he wrote:
"At the time of the Wars of the Roses, a Dutchman called John Geinsfleish was cutting out letters in the bark of a tree when it occurred to him that he could dip the cutouts in ink and make an impression of the letters on a piece of paper.
Some years later in Germany, Johannes Gutenberg took this brilliant inspiration a step further by fixing metal letters to wooden blocks to make moveable type - and printing was invented!"
Here he regards John Geinsfleish and Johannes Gutenberg are two different persons. Gutenberg took Geinsfleish's "brilliant inspiration" a step further to invent printing.
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