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In which year does the character 'The Abbot of Aberbrothok' from the poem 'Inchcape Rock' by Robert Southey live?  

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John Gedy, The Abbot of Aberbrothock and some monks made it to the location of the Inchcape Rock and installed a bell that sent an audible warning to seafarers. Historical sources observe that the warning bell was installed by the Abbot in the 14th century. Thus, it can be deduced...

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John Gedy, The Abbot of Aberbrothock and some monks made it to the location of the Inchcape Rock and installed a bell that sent an audible warning to seafarers. Historical sources observe that the warning bell was installed by the Abbot in the 14th century. Thus, it can be deduced that the Abbot lived between 1301 and 1399.

Seafarers knew of the Inchcape rock, situated off Scotland’s east coast. The rock presented a formidable challenge to the seafarers because it was only visible for a short period of time when the waters were calm and low. During high tide and rough seas, the rock was completely covered, forcing the seafarers to avoid the coast even in the face of great storms.

The bell installed by the Abbot of Aberbrothock saved many lives until Sir Ralph the Rover, a Dutch pirate, removed it. The pirate and his ship later perished at the same spot after losing their way during a storm.

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