John Leland was one of the leading scholars of his day – polymath, courtier of Henry VIII, biographer, bibliographer, historian.
But what makes him unique was that he was an inveterate explorer, the first to envisage an encyclopaedic account of Britain based on his own fieldwork. He became insane before he could accomplish his ambition, but he left us his notes, so that we have the earliest eye-witness descriptions of our towns and villages. Hear what he had to say about the Wiltshire of nearly five centuries ago.
The link is sent to ticket-holders on the day of the event, before 7pm.
Tickets and booking
£10 per screen
All proceeds to the Victoria County History Wiltshire Trust, who have organised this lecture.
Booking – essential via ONLINE link below.
Date and Time
Wednesday 5 October, 7.30pm