Monastic Wales.

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John Leland , antiquary, poet

Born: c. 1503   Died: 1552   

Poet, antiquary and traveller, Leland visited a number of monasteries throughout England and Wales both before and following the Dissolution, to examine their library holdings.

Sites associated with this person

Cwmhir Abbey, Powys (visits)

Neath Abbey, Neath Port Talbot (visitor)

Whitland Abbey, Carmarthenshire (visits)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Leland, John, The Itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543, ed. Lucy T. Smith (London, 1907-10)

Web links (open in new window)

Carley, J. P., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - John Leland (View website) (Subscription reqd.)