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The flight of the monk Eilmer of Malmesbury in the 11th. century

Eilmer of Malmesbury (also known as Oliver due to a scribe’s miscopying, or Elmer) was an 11th-century English Benedictine monk at Malmesbury Abbey best known for his early attempt at a gliding flight using wings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilmer_of_Malmesbury

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