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Robert Grosseteste 1175 - 1253

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Robert Grosseteste 1175 - 1253

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The village sign - Robert Grosseteste 1175 - 1253.
"Robert Grosseteste (/ˈɡroʊstɛst/ GROHS-test; Latin: Robertus Grosseteste; c. 1175 – 9 October 1253)[n 1] was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist and Bishop of Lincoln. He was born of humble parents at Stradbroke in Suffolk. Upon his death, he was almost universally revered as a saint in England, but attempts to procure a formal canonization failed. A. C. Crombie calls him "the real founder of the tradition of scientific thought in medieval Oxford, and in some ways, of the modern English intellectual tradition". Wikipedia.

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1175 - 1253

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AR

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Anonymous

The website claims that Grossteste was born in Stradbroke. My research colleagues have been unable to find any evidence for this in medieval texts and would like to correspond with someone responsible for the website to understand why the town makes (even on the town sign) what currently appears to be a historically unsubstantiated claim. Perhaps you could put me in touch with the relevant individual? Thanks and best wishes Chris Higgins

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