This enthralling biography tells the complete story of one of Tudor England's most enigmatic figures. A Welshman born in Tenby, south Wales, c.1512, Robert Recorde was educated at both Oxford and Cambridge. This book, a detailed biography of this Tudor scholar, reviews the many facets of his astonishingly wide-ranging career and ultimately tragic life. It presents a richly detailed and fully rounded picture of Recorde the man, the university academic and theologian, the physician, the mathematician and astronomer, the antiquarian, and the writer of hugely successful textbooks. Crown appointments brought Recorde into conflict with the scheming Earl of Pembroke, and eventually set him at odds with Queen Mary I. As an intellectual out of his depth in political intrigue, beset by religious turmoil, Recorde eventually succumbed to the dangers that closed inexorably around him.
Suitable for six form students and above, with the intention of being a popular biography. Serves as an introduction to Robert Recorde for more advanced study
Author's Forward and Acknowledgments Prologue Chapter 01 - Child of Tenby Chapter 02 - Oxford Scholar Chapter 03 - Cambridge Savant Chapter 04 - Such is Your Authority Chapter 05 - St Paul's Churchyard Chapter 06 - Doctor Recorde Chapter 07 - Antiquarian and Mathematician Chapter 08 - No Mean Divine Chapter 09 - Comptroller of the King's Mints Chapter 10 - The Muscovy Company Chapter 11 - This Talk Delights Me Marvellously Chapter 12 - Pedagogue and Poet Chapter 13 - Surveyor of the Mines and Monies Chapter 14 - Nemesis Chapter 15 - A Heart So Oppressed Chapter 16 - An Unquiet Mind Chapter 17 - One of His Elect in Glory Epilogue