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Thomas Norton (alchemist)
Thomas Norton (c.1433-c.1513) was an English poet and alchemist. He is known as the author of the Ordinall of Alchemy (1477), an alchemical poem of around 3000 lines. According to Jonathan Hughes, Norton was born in Colne, Wiltshire. He became an alchemist in the 1450s, and was a courtier at the court of Edward IV of England, to whom the Ordinall was dedicated.
Additional recommended knowledge
The Ordinall gained a wide reputation in a Latin verse translation, in the 1618 Tripus Aureus of Michael Maier. The English original was included in the 1652 Theatrum chemicum Britannicum of Elias Ashmole.
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