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By Gordon Roberts

This captivating biography tells, for the 1st time, the entire tale of 1 of Tudor England’s so much enigmatic figures. A Welshman born in Tenby, south Wales, c.1512, Robert Recorde used to be knowledgeable at either Oxford and Cambridge. This publication, the 1st specified biography of this Tudor pupil, reports the various elements of his astonishingly wide-ranging occupation and finally tragic existence. It provides a richly exact and entirely rounded photograph of Recorde the guy, the college educational and theologian, the surgeon, the mathematician and astronomer, the antiquarian, and the author of highly profitable textbooks. Crown appointments introduced Recorde into clash with the scheming Earl of Pembroke, and finally set him at odds with Queen Mary I. As an highbrow out of his intensity in political intrigue, beset by way of spiritual turmoil, Recorde finally succumbed to the hazards that closed inexorably round him.

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