September 13 – The birth of poet John Leland, who wrote verses for Anne Boleyn’s coronation

| September 13, 2022

September 13 – The birth of poet John Leland, who wrote verses for Anne Boleyn’s coronation

On this day in Tudor history, 13th September 1503, John Leland was born. Leland was a poet and antiquary and is known for his Latin poems and his antiquarian writings. His works included a defence of the history of King Arthur, which he presented to Henry VIII, and his notes on his travels around England […]

John Leland and Anne Boleyn’s coronation

| September 13, 2016

John Leland and Anne Boleyn’s coronation

Today is the anniversary of the birth of John Leland, poet and antiquary, in London on 13th September c. 1503. Leland is known for his Latin poems and his antiquarian writings which included Assertio inclytissimi Arturii regis Britanniae (which he presented to Henry VIII), his “New Year’s Gift” to Henry VIII: Antiquitates Britanniae, De uiris illustribus, his […]

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