(c.1532–1603?), converted Spanish monk, university teacher of theology, and polemical author. A product of the evangelical movement in Seville, Valera fled from the monastery of San Isidro del Campo with others in 1558 and traveled west to Geneva. Soon afterward he moved to London, where before long he obtained a fellowship at Magdalen College, Cambridge, to teach divinity. After eight years there he went to live in London.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).