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Plato  : unknown

'[Roger] Ascham (1515-68) [...] visited the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey (1537-54) in 1550 and describes in [italics]The Scholemaster[end italics] (1570) how he found her reading Plato while the rest of the household was out hunting.'

Century: 1500-1599     Reader/Listener/Group: Lady Jane Grey      Print: Book


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