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Flete, John (c. 1398–1466), prior and historian of Westminster Abbey, said his first mass in 1422–3, two years after entering the monastery, and was probably about twenty-four, the canonical age for ordination to the priesthood, at the time. The name may be a toponym adopted on entry into the monastery, or his family name; if the latter, membership of one of the ...

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Reading, Robert (d. 1317), Benedictine monk and historian of Westminster Abbey, wrote part of his house's continuation of the Flores historiarum of Matthew Paris. Reading is mentioned in the infirmarer's accounts in 1294 and 1298, in the list of monks imprisoned on suspicion of robbing the king's treasury in 1303, in the ...