Prince Arthur, depicted on a stained glass window at Great Malvern. On 8 April, a general procession took place for the salvation of Arthur's soul. That night, a dirge was sung in Saint Paul's Cathedral and every parish church in London.
Jan van Wynkyn, known better as Wynkyn de Worde was the first to set up a bookshop at St Paul’s Churchyard, which later became the centre of the book selling trade. One of his biggest patrons was Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, another familiar name in this story. His output was mainly religious subjects, but he also published the first printed version of Robin Hood. Wynkyn died in 1534 and by then the presses of London were beginning to blossom.
In the calendar of the English Church, St Edmund Campion is remembered on 4th May along with all the men and women martyred for the Catholic faith in England between 1535 and 1680.Edmund Campion was born in 1540, the son of a bookseller in Paternoster row, just behind St Paul's Cathedral in London.He grew up amid the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century following the break between Henry VIII and Rome.