Reading, Berkshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles


The church of St Laurence, by the Market Place, has a monument to John Blagrave (1558?-1611), a general mathematical practitioner of his time, author and deviser of instruments, including The Mathematical Jewel, an improved astrolabe. [1]
The monument shows him with quadrant and globe.
This church is open only a few times per week: Sun 9:30-11:00; Wed 12:30-1:30; Thu 9:45-10:30; Fri 12:30-1:30.


References (show)

  1. Taylor, Eva Germaine Rimington. The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485-1714. Cambridge Univ. Press for the Inst. of Navigation, 1954, reprinted several times. E.G.R. pp.181 & 327.

The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles was created by David Singmaster.
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