Trinity Hospital was founded by Sir Robert Knolles (d.
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RICHARD KNOLLES (c. 1545-1610), English historian, was a native of Northamptonshire, and was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford.
In 1603 Knolles published his Generall Historie of the Turkes, of which several editions subsequently appeared, among them a good one edited by Sir Paul Rycaut (1700), who brought the history down to 1699.
It was dedicated to King James I., and Knolles availed himself largely of Jean Jacques Boissard's Vitae et Icones Sultanorum Turcicorum (Frankfort, 1596).
Knolles published a translation of J.
Sir Robert Knolles and Sir Thomas Dagworth) were of obscure birth, while on the French side even Du Guesclin had to wait long for his knighthood because he belonged only to the lesser nobility.