Monday, 5 September 2011

Theobaldus Stampensis

This 1907 Post Card, from The Oxford Pageant Series 1, shows Theo, a priest of Caen, who arrived in Oxford in 1110. The youth of his day gathered enthusiastically to listen to his new doctrines. He was the first notable scholar to settle in Oxford, and within a few years he had 60 to 100 clerks, the beginnings of the University of Oxford. Back in those days, the youth were monks.

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