A Tunnel Through the Earth

  • R. Hooykaas
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 205)


When the University of St Andrews was founded in 1410 its first rector was Lawrence of Lindores (circa 1437). All historians of the university mention that he was also ‘Inquisitor of heretical pravity’ — the main inquisitor of the kingdom of Scotland— and that, as such, one of his unattractive features was his zeal in bringing Lollards to the stake.1 If the prior of St Mary’s had had his way there would have been even more victims, for he wrote to Lawrence an admonitory letter (1418) richly larded with quotations from Scripture and from pious writers, chiding him for his laxity and ominously imputing to him a tendency to heresy himself.2


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