Looking at the world through the eyes of a 17th-century polymath.
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Quote from ‘Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk More Especially on the Birds and Fishes’.
In the fudge-box-pretty village of Burton on my native Wirral Peninsula lie two graves, their inscriptions now utterly lost.
On the seventeenth-century polymath Sir Thomas Browne, and his tenuous connection with my local moor.