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Archdeacons Of Derby

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Published June 19th 2010
ISBN : 9781158264070
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30 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Two sixteenth-century English cousins, one anMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Two sixteenth-century English cousins, one an antiquarian and the other a churchman, were named Laurence Nowell. Their biographies have been confused since the seventeenth century. Laurence (or Lawrence) Nowell (c. 1515 c. 1571) was an antiquarian, a cartographer and a pioneering scholar of Anglo-Saxon language and literature. Nowell attended Kings School in Westminster from the early 1530s until 1549 before attending Christ Church, Oxford, where he received an MA in 1552. By 1562, he was living in the London house of his patron, Sir William Cecil, where he collected and transcribed Anglo-Saxon documents and compiled the first Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, the Vocabularium Saxonicum. During this time he became the friend and mentor of William Lambarde, another early scholar of Anglo-Saxon. In 1563, Nowell came into possession of the only extant manuscript of Beowulf. The manuscript is bound in what is still known as the Nowell Codex (Cotton Vitellius A. xv). Nowell devoted much effort in the 1560s to a large-scale atlas of Anglo-Saxon Britain, though he never completed the work. For Cecil, he made the first accurate cartographic survey of the East coast of Ireland, as well as a small, accurate pocket-sized map of Britain, which Cecil always carried with him. In 1563, Nowell was made the tutor of Cecils ward, Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford. Nowell visited the Continent to study in 1568, and probably died there between 1570 and 1572. His books and manuscripts passed into the possession of William Lambarde. Laurence (or Lawrence) Nowell (died 1576) was a churchman and first cousin of Laurence Nowell the antiquarian. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1536 and received his MA in 1544. Having strong Protestant v... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2907349