See also:saint and archbishop of Canterbury, was
See also:born at
See also:Abingdon, near
See also:Oxford, about 1175 . His
See also:father was a
See also:merchant of that
See also:town who retired, with his wife's consent, to the monastery of Eynsham, leaving in her hands the
See also:education of their
See also:family . Her name was Mabel; she was a devout woman who lived an ascetic
See also:life and encouraged her
See also:children to do the same . Both her daughters took the veil; three of her sons served the
See also:church in different capacities . Edmund, her first-born, began his education in a grammar school at Oxford . Of weak
See also:health and a contemplative disposition, he showed, from his earliest years, a remarkable taste for learning and religious exercises . He saw visions
See also:white still at school, and at the age of twelve took a vow of perpetual chastity in the Virgin's church at Oxford . Later he was sent, with his
See also:brother Robert, to study the liberal arts at
See also:Paris . His
See also:death and family affairs recalled him for a
See also:time to England; but. he afterwards graduated at Paris . For six years he lectured in the liberal arts, partly in Paris and partly in Oxford; his career as an Oxford teacher commenced before 1205, f,nd is noteworthy for the fact that he was the first who lectured there on Aristotle . He then returned to Paris for a course of theological studies, and rapidly made himself proficient in that branch of learning . After spending a
See also:year in retirement with the Augustinian canons of Merton (Surrey) he became a theological lecturer in Oxford .
In this capacity he gained some reputation, and it is related that his
See also:audience were often moved to tears by his eloquence .
EDMUND, or EADMUND (c. 980-1016)
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