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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
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This 13th century Franciscan monk and scholar taught at Oxford and Paris, and is famous for his research into optics
He also studied alchemy and languages
He was censured and finally imprisoned by his own order for his scientific teachings
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.