SAMSON (1135-1211) ,
See also:abbot of St Edmund's, was educated in
See also:Paris and became a teacher in Norfolk, the
See also:county of his
See also:birth . In 1166 he entered the
See also:Benedictine abbey of St Edmund's as a
See also:monk and was chosen abbot in
See also:February 1182 . He was a careful and vigilant
See also:guardian of the
See also:property of the abbey, but he found
See also:time to attend royal
See also:councils and to take
See also:part in public business; also he was frequently entrusted with commissions from the
See also:pope . During the
See also:absence of
See also:Richard I. from England he acted with vigour against
See also:John and visited the
See also:king in his prison in Germany . He did some
See also:building at the abbey, where he died on the 3oth of
See also:December 1211 . Samson is famous for the encouragement which he gave to the
See also:town of Bury St
See also:Edmunds, the liberties of which he extended in spite of his own monks . His name is most
See also:familiar owing to the references to him in Carlyle's Past and
See also:Present . See the
See also:chronicle of Jocelyn of Brakeloud in vol. i. of the Memorials of St Edmund's Abbey, edited by T .
See also:Arnold (189o) ; and J . R .
See also:Green, Stray Studies (1892) .
WILLIAM THOMAS SAMPSON (1840–1902)
SAMSON (cf. Heb. shemesh, " sun ")
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