John Field c1520-87

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    Peter Mulligan
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    Hi everybody

    I don’t know if the Historical section knows about this, but this plaque was spotted on the wall of the porch entrance of the church of St Michael’s with St Gabriel’s in East Ardsley near Wakefield just off J41 of the M1.  The small metal plaque at the bottom reads: “This plaque is made from original Victory oak & copper bolt, presented by commander in chief, Portsmouth”.

    Apparently John Field was interred under the porch of the church.  I have to admit I didn’t know anything about this Astronomer, and of him introducing the Copernican theory into this country.

    More information from the links below

    Peter

      

    https://shasurvey.wordpress.com/yorkshire-west-riding/

    http://magavelda.co.uk/feild/feild1.htm

    #578003
    James Dawson
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    Peter, what a great thing to stumble on and what an interesting concept of someone promoting the Copernican theory here in England.

    James

    #578004
    Steve Cuthbert
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    Very interesting Peter thanks for posting.

    Steve

    #578005
    Len Entwisle
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    Thanks Peter for posting. Looking around on the net I turned up further geneology research on John Field  here http://www.g4fas.net/JohnField.html   .Hope you find it of interest 

    #578007
    Peter Mulligan
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    Thanks Len

    It all adds to the wonderful rich history of Astronomy

    Peter

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