John Whethamsted

(c. 1392—1465) scholar and abbot of St Albans

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As abbot, Whethamsted significantly improved the fabric and fortunes of St Albans, and fought for exemptions from episcopal jurisdiction. He was also keenly interested in classical scholarship. See alsomonasticism.

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

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

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