Jocelin of Wells

    Jocelin of Wells

    Bishop, Builder, Courtier

    Robert Dunning

    Boydell 2010

    Hardback 236pp Illustrated

    9781843835561   Product Code: 17943

    Jocelin, a royal administrator and the bishop of Wells from 1206 to 1242, played a major role in the growth of Somerset's towns, fairs and markets as well as the completion of Wells Cathedral and its Bishop's Palace. This volume comprises ten essays on Jocelin's life, career and reforms, his building projects and the findings of recent architectural, archaeological and botanical investigations into the curious physical nature of the palace site.

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