Richard Ledred

(c. 1275—1360) bishop of Ossory

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(?1275–1360), English-born Franciscan poet and Bishop of Ossory from 1316. In 1324 he presided over the trial of Dame Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny for witchcraft. Some sixty Latin hymns by him or recorded by him are preserved in the Red Book of Ossory in Kilkenny.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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