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Neckam [Neckham, Nequam], Alexanderlocked

(1157–1217)
  • Joseph Goering

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Neckam [Neckham, Nequam], Alexander (1157–1217), scholar and abbot of Cirencester, was born at St Albans, Hertfordshire, in September 1157, on the same night as Richard I. Alexander's mother, Hodierna, was chosen as Richard's foster mother; she suckled both children together. Alexander received his early education in the town of ...

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