See also:English Franciscan,
See also:scholar and theologian, was
See also:born about 1200 in the
See also:diocese of Bath, and educated at
See also:Oxford under the famous
See also:Grosseteste . Before 1226
See also:Adam received the
See also:benefice of
See also:Wear-mouth from his
See also:bishop of Durham; but between that
See also:year and 1230 he entered the Franciscan
See also:order . About 1238 he became the lecturer of the Franciscan
See also:house at Oxford, and within a few years was regarded by the English province of that order as an intellectual and spiritual
See also:leader . Roger
See also:Bacon, his
See also:pupil, speaks highly of his attainments in
See also:theology and
See also:mathematics . His fame, however, rests upon the influence which he exercised over the statesmen of his
See also:day . Consulted as a friend by Grosseteste, as a spiritual director by
See also:Simon de Montfort, the countess of
See also:Leicester and the
See also:queen, as an expert lawyer and theologian by the primate, Boniface of Savoy, he did much to
See also:guide the policy both of the opposition and of the
See also:court party in all matters affecting the interests of the
See also:Church . He shrank from
See also:office, and never became provincial
See also:minister of the English
See also:Franciscans, though constantly charged with responsible commissions .
See also:Henry III. and Archbishop Boniface unsuccessfully endeavoured to secure for him the see of Ely in 1256 . In 1257 Adam's
See also:health was failing, and he appears to have died in the following year . To
See also:judge from his
See also:correspondence he took no
See also:interest in secular politics . He sympathized with Montfort as with a friend of the Church and an unjustly treated man; but on the
See also:eve of the baronial revolution he was on friendly terms with the
See also:king . Faithful to the traditions of his order, he made it his ambition to be a mediator .
He rebuked both parties in thestate for their shortcomings, but he did not break with either . See his correspondence, with J . S .
See also:Brewer's introduction, in Monumenta franciscana, vol. i . (Rolls
See also:ser., 1858) ; the
See also:notice in A . G . Little's
See also:Grey Friars in Oxford (Oxford, 1892), where all the references are collected . On Marsh's relations with Grosseteste, see Roberti Grosseteste epistolae, ed . H . R . Luard (Rolls ed., 1861), and F . S .
See also:Stevenson, Robert Grosseteste (
See also:London, 1809) . (H . W . C .
MARSH GAS (methane), CH4
GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (1801-1882)
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