Bosbury in Leach, 1915
THE ANTIQUARY’S BOOKS
GENERAL EDITOR: J. CHARLES COX, LL.D., F.S.A.
THE SCHOOLS OF
A. F. LEACH
METHUEN & CO. LTD.
First Published in 1915
Arthur Francis Leach (1851-1915) was a barrister who worked for the Charity Commission. He developed
a deep interest in the early history of England’s schools and wrote a number of books on the subject, of
which ‘The Schools of Medieval England’ is the most famous. He wanted to disprove the persistent myth
that the monks had been the schoolmasters of the pre-Reformation period in England and his research enabled
him to establish the great antiquity of many of the nation’s Latin schools. This is his entry for