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Walter of Henley

(fl. c. 1250—1270) writer on agriculture


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First-person narration within the work suggests that Henley may have been a bailiff or possibly a knight who became a Dominican friar and preacher. However, debate remains as to whether Husbandry points to fictitious characters or to the author himself. No other details of Henley’s life are known. See alsoaccounting and bookkeeping; animal husbandry; estate management and organization; tools, agricultural.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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