Thomas Tanner

(1674—1735) bishop of St Asaph and antiquary

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English antiquary, from 1732 Bp. of St Asaph. His Notitia Monastica (1695) is an erudite account of the medieval religious houses in England and Wales. His Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica (published by D. Wilkins in 1748) gives an account of British writers to the beginning of the 17th cent.; it long remained a standard work.

Subjects: Christianity.

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