Leigh, Valentine (DNB00)

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LEIGH, VALENTINE (fl. 1562), miscellaneous writer, wrote: 1. 'Death's Generall Proclamation ; or a Generall Proclamation set forth by the most invincible, famous, renowned, and most mightie Conqueror, Death, his High Majestie, Emperour of the wide world terrestriall, and supreme Lord overeach creature bearing life: directed to all people, nations, kindreds, and tongues,' A. Veale, London, 1561, 8vo. 2. 'The most Profitable and Commendable Science of Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments,' London, 1562, 1577 (Brit. Mus.), 1578, 1583, 1588, 1592, 1596, 4to. This was commended by Norden.

[Brit. Mus. Add. MS. 24489, f. 573 (Hunter's Chorus Vatum); Tanner's Bibl. Brit.; Watt's Bibl. Brit.]

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