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Epic Tudor Journey, An - John Lelands' Itinerary of Northern Wales

Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description

  • Author: Derek Williams
  • Publication June 2008
  • Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm

John Leland's itinerary of northern Wales. Leland, King Henry VIII's Antiquary, made his journey across northern Wales - without maps - in one of the summers between 1536-39. His notebook gave details of towns, villages, churches, castles as well as rivers, lakes and coastal features.

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John Leland, King Henry VIII's Antiquary, made his journey across northern Wales - without maps - in one of the summers between 1536-39. His notebook gave details of towns, villages, churches, castles as well as rivers, lakes and coastal features.

He was given hospitality at houses belonging to families who had supported Henry VII who became the first Tudor monarch.

His route from the English Border to Llŷn followed the valleys and coastal lowlands. He avoided the mountains and the remote valleys where the King’s Writ did not run.

Much of the detailed information he collected was used soon afterwards to produce the first maps of Wales by Christopher Saxton and Humphrey Llwyd.