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John Field c1520-87

Hi everybody

I don't know if the Historical section knows about this, but this plaque was spotted on the wall of the porch entrance of the church of St Michael's with St Gabriel's in East Ardsley near Wakefield just off J41 of the M1.  The small metal plaque at the bottom reads: "This plaque is made from original Victory oak & copper bolt, presented by commander in chief, Portsmouth".

Apparently John Field was interred under the porch of the church.  I have to admit I didn't know anything about this Astronomer, and of him introducing the Copernican theory into this country.

More information from the links below

Peter

  

https://shasurvey.wordpress.com/yorkshire-west-riding/

http://magavelda.co.uk/feild/feild1.htm

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Peter, what a great thing to

Peter, what a great thing to stumble on and what an interesting concept of someone promoting the Copernican theory here in England.

James

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Thanks for posting.

Very interesting Peter thanks for posting.

Steve

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Further gleanings from the net.

Thanks Peter for posting. Looking around on the net I turned up further geneology research on John Field  here www.g4fas.net/JohnField.html   .Hope you find it of interest 

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Thanks Len

Thanks Len

It all adds to the wonderful rich history of Astronomy

Peter