Keys to the Past


Leland, John

Leland was born in London. He was originally a priest after attending Cambridge University - he became a Royal Librarian and the King's Antiquary for King Henry VIII. As an early antiquarian he toured castles and churches noting their history, coats of arms and legends in the 1530s AD. Leland's notes were scattered on his death - but were used buy others. Leland's Itinerary was published as an account of his travels in 1710AD.

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