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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 ...

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

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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 ...