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Report No. a485

Richardus de Wetheringsett

fl. c.1215–1231


Alternative Names

Richard Wetheringsett; Richard de Leycestria; Richard of Leicester; Richard Grant



Is the author of a very popular English pastoral Summa, Qui bene presunt, written c.1215–1220. Chancellor of Cambridge and, according to Goering, then Lincoln Cathedral (known then as Richard Grant). He ended with career with a brief tenure as the archibishop of Canterbury.


Entry by: KP rev AL 2015



No. 1

Summa Qui bene presunt.



L. Boyle, ‘Three English Pastoral summae and a “Magister Galienus”’, SG, 11 (1967) 133–44.