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Askham [Ascham], Anthony (c. 1517–1559), writer on astronomy and almanac maker

Bernard Capp

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/730

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Askham [Ascham], Anthony (c. 1517–1559), writer on astronomy and almanac maker, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, the third son of John Ascham (d. 1544) of Kirby Wiske, who was a yeoman farmer and steward to Lord Scrope of Bolton...

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Subjects: Mysticism ; History of Science and Technology ; Astronomy and Astrophysics ; Alternative Belief Systems

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