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Blair, John (supp. fl. c. 1300), supposed biographer and priest

Henry Summerson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2566

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Blair, John (supp. fl. c. 1300), supposed biographer and priest, was the creation of Hary, the late fifteenth-century author of a life of Sir William Wallace (d. 1305). To give authority to his own tendentious and unreliable verse account of his hero's exploits, ...

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Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church ; Biographical Studies

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