Richard Rolle

Richard Rolle

Lived 1300 - 1349

Richard Rolle was an English hermit, mystic, and religious writer. He is also known as Richard Rolle of Hampole or de Hampole.

In the words of Nicholas Watson, scholarly research has shown that “[d]uring the fifteenth century he was one of the most widely read of English writers, whose works survive in nearly four hundred English… and at least seventy Continental manuscripts, almost all written between 1390 and 1500.”

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