Thomas Sprott (chronicler)

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Thomas Sprott or Spott (fl. 1292) was an English Benedictine chronicler, a monk of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury. [1]



Sprott wrote a history of St Augustine's Abbey. His work was used and acknowledged by the chroniclers Thomas Elmham and William Thorne. [2] Thorne copies him freely to 1228, where he says Sprott's share ends. [2] He elsewhere stated that Sprott's work ended in 1272, a point that is unclear in surviving manuscripts (which had later additions, and some damage). [1] John Leland mentioned a chronicle by Sprott that extended to 1272, which Casimir Oudin stated was among the manuscripts of Walter Cope. [2]

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The original work by Sprott has not been printed. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Ramsay, Nigel. "Sprott, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26183.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. 1 2 3 4 Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Sprott, Thomas"  . Dictionary of National Biography . 53. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


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