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Doncaster News and Features: Famous Doncastrian: Godfrey Higgins
Sir Godfrey Higgins (January 30, 1772 in All Saints, Owston – August 9, 1833), was an archaeologist, Freemason and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, humanist, social reformer, and author of various now-esoteric and rare books.
After his death at Skellow Grange, he was remembered by his parish as a "political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions".
There are two basic themes which emerge from his great work Anacalypsis:
1 That there were ancient civilisations that had achieved superior religious knowledge, much of which has since been lost, and
2 That there is a universal basis to all religions.
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