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Charnock, Thomaslocked

(1524x6–1581)
  • Robert M. Schuler

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Charnock, Thomas (1524x6–1581), alchemist, was born in Faversham, Kent, according to his own statement at various times, in 1524, or 1525 or 1526. A self-styled 'unlettered Scholar' (Ashmole, 287), Charnock apparently received little formal education but by the time he was twelve had begun a lifelong involvement with alchemy. His uncle, ...

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