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Malvern, Walcher of (d. 1135), prior of Great Malvern and astronomer, was a monk at the Benedictine abbey of Great Malvern near Worcester (founded 1085) and became its second prior; but uncertainty surrounds the period of his priorship, because of the almost complete absence of his name in archival records. As prior he attended the consecration of a new abbot of ...


Richard Wallingford (c. 1292–1336) manuscript illumination The British Library


Wallingford, Richard (c. 1292–1336), abbot of St Albans and astronomer, was born at Wallingford, near Oxford, the son of William, a blacksmith, and his wife, Isabella. On his father's death (c.1302) he was adopted by William Kirkeby, the prior of the Benedictine cell of ...