Thetford, chapter 22
Of the authors born or inhabiting in the town

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Francis Blomefield

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1805

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127-128

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'Thetford, chapter 22: Of the authors born or inhabiting in the town', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 2 (1805), pp. 127-128. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78040 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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CHAPTER XXII.

OF THE AUTHORS BORN OR INHABITING IN THIS TOWN.

This place hath produced very few writers, considering the number of religious persons that dwelt in it.

Richard of Thetford, (fn. 1) a learned divine, monk of this monastery, and a famous preacher, wrote a treatise about the method of preaching, which is now in Bennet-College library in Cambridge, marked K. XVII. it begins, "Quoniam Emulatores estis, &c." when he lived, or whether he wrote any thing else, I cannot say.

Jeffry de Rocherio, (Roche or Rock,) prior here, begun a history of the monastery. (fn. 2)

John Brame, a monk of this house, wrote and translated several treatises, some of which are extant in Bennet-College library, in Cambridge, marked I. X. (fn. 3) as

1. Historia Waldæi. 2. De Translationibus Episcopatuum Wellen: Cestren: et Thetforden: E. Will. Malmesbury. 3. De Ædificatione Capellæ Virginis Mariæ in Thetford, et Imagine Virginis Beatæ in illâ. 4. Chronologia quædam Rerum memorabilium. 5. De Statu Angliæ et præcipue Civitatis et Monasterij de Thetford. Temp. H. 1. He seems to have lived till about 1400, though I am not positive of it, nor yet when he wrote, though I believe it was from about 1360, to 1400. At the end of the book is this,
De Thetford Monachus, Bramis edidit ista, Johannes.

Footnotes

1 Pitts de Illust. &c. Append. p. 899.
2 See p. 108.
3 See vol. i. p. 501.