The Itineraries of William Wey

    The Itineraries of William Wey

    Francis Davey

    Bodleian Library 2010

    Hardback 253pp

    9781851243044   Product Code: 20178

    Between 1456 and 1462 the Bursar of Eton College, William Wey, made pilgrimages to Compostela, Rome and the Holy Land. Written at the prompting of friends, his Latin accounts of these three journeys appear here in English translation for the first time, with notes and commentary. They contain practical advice for travellers, Greek word lists, a colourful description of Venice in its heyday and many rare insights into European travel and religious faith in the 15th century.

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