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date: 29 May 2020

Norman, Robertlocked

(fl. 1560–1584)
  • J. A. Bennett

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Norman, Robert (fl. 1560–1584), maker of mathematical instruments, whose origins are unknown, spent, by his own account, eighteen or twenty years at sea before settling down as a compass maker and self-styled 'hydrographer' at Ratcliff, London. Most of what is known about him comes from his own publications, in particular ...

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