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page 77 of 462 of God’s Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time

First part of the book is a history of Oxford’s humble beginnings, an introduction to the astrolabe (complicated), and the political climate (read: uneasy) of early 14th century England.

The intersection of Richard’s education first as the son of a blacksmith, then adopted into the religious orders, then Oxford to where he discovered maths is one of those fun and unique coincidences of history.