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Re: Laurence Nowel
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2189  Sunday, 3 November 2002

[1]     From:   R.A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 11:54:22 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2180 Laurence Nowel

[2]     From:   James McNelis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 22:11:54 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2180 Laurence Nowel

[3]     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 23:53:17 -0600
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[4]     From:   Lisa Hopkins <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Nov 2002 09:49:20 +0000
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From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 11:54:22 -0600
Subject: 13.2180 Laurence Nowel
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2180 Laurence Nowel

>Can anyone on the list verify the (past) existence of a Laurence Nowel,
>antiquary, of Lichfield, d. 1576?

J.W. Binns mentions a Laurence Nowel(l) as an historian at Lincoln's
Inn. Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. 1990
359-360.

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From:           James McNelis <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 22:11:54 EST
Subject: 13.2180 Laurence Nowel
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2180 Laurence Nowel

Dear Arthur, the Lawrence Nowell (1530-ca. 1570) who was a famous
Anglo-Saxonist, for whom the "Nowell Codex" of Beowulf was named, is
probably your man. He was dean of Lichfield.  A great deal has been
published on his work in recent years.

All best,
James McNelis

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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 23:53:17 -0600
Subject: 13.2180 Laurence Nowel
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2180 Laurence Nowel

Arthur Lindley wrote:

>Can anyone on the list verify the (past) existence of a Laurence Nowel,
>antiquary, of Lichfield, d. 1576?

Yes.  He received a B.A. in 1540-1 from Christ's College, Oxford, and an
M.A. in 1544.  He was a Marian exile, and was subsequently rector of
Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire (1553-6, 1560-76); Archdeacon of Derby
(1558-76); Dean of Lichfield (1560-76); rector of Haughton,
Staffordshire (1564-76); and Prebendary of York (1566-76).  He was an
Anglo-Saxon scholar, and was the brother of Alexander Nowell, the
longtime Dean of Paul's.  He collected the set of Anglo-Saxon laws which
William Lambarde translated and published as *Archaionomia* (one copy of
which contains a possible signature of Shakespeare on the title page),
and some of his manuscripts on Anglo-Saxon were edited in modern times
by Albert Marckwardt (1952) and Kemp Malone (1963).  See also Venn and
Venn, *Alumni Cantabrigienses*, II, 261, and the DNB.

Dave Kathman

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From:           Lisa Hopkins <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Nov 2002 09:49:20 +0000
Subject:        Laurence Nowell

The International Genealogical Index
(http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp ) records a
baptism for Lawrence, son of Lawrence Nowell, on 7 December 1571 at St
Mary's, Lichfield.

Lisa Hopkins

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