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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Recognition of a Cornish genius Reply with quote

Cornish mathematician and astronomer John Couch Adams was born into a poor farming family at Laneast, but had the gift of performing complex mathematics in his head...Read more
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 An Gof and Flamank were executed on 27th June 1497 and suffered the traitor's fate of being hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Audley was beheaded on the 28th June at Tower Hill. Their heads were displayed on pike-staffs ("gibbeted") on London Bridge. An Gof is recorded to have said before his execution that he should have "a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal". Thomas Flamank was quoted as saying "Speak the truth and only then can you be free of your chains".  


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