Denton Fox, 21 January 1988
Show More Robert Grosseteste: The Growth of an English Mind in Medieval Europe by R.W. Southern.
Oxford, 337 pp., £30, July 1986, 9780198264507Show More
Politics, Policy and Finance under Henry III, 1216-1245 by Robert Stacey.
Oxford, 284 pp., £27.50, July 1987, 0 19 820086 2Show More
“... Robert Grosseteste, scientist, theologian and bishop, is rather like the elephant that was interpreted so differently by the various blind men. Even in his lifetime men had contrasting opinions of him: Matthew Paris, who must have known him well, called him at one time ‘heartless and inhuman’, and at another ‘liberal, urbane, cheerful, affable ...”