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Lavenham [Lavyngham], Richard (fl. 1399–c. 1403), prior of the Carmelite convent, London, philosopher, and theologian, presumably came from the town of Lavenham, in Suffolk—John Leland and other early biographers report that he came from that region. He entered his order at ...

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Slade, William (d. c. 1415), abbot of Buckfast and writer on philosophy, evidently read theology at Oxford, but nothing is known of his life until he became abbot of the Cistercian house of Buckfast in Devon soon after 1398. Leland saw his expositions of ...