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Bernard [Bernard Sapiens] (fl. c. 865–870), cleric and traveller, was the subject of misidentifications in the early seventeenth century, being described as English by John Pits and as Scottish by Thomas Dempster; the latter asserts that Bernard had been abbot of Holywood in ...

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Busino, Horatio [Orazio] (fl. 1617–1621), Roman Catholic priest and visitor to England, was the rector of Piazzola, a small town north-west of Padua, the location of a grand palace belonging to the Contarini family. In 1617 Pietro Contarini was appointed Venetian ambassador to the court of ...

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Lassels [Lascelles], Richard (c. 1603–1668), Roman Catholic priest and travel writer, was the younger son of a Catholic gentleman, William Lascelles of Brackenborough in Yorkshire, and grandson of Sir Thomas Lascelles, a member of the council of the north; his mother was Elizabeth Tunstall...