Jesus in Glastonbury and Priddy

In a footnote in his book St Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury, Lionel Smithett Lewis referred to a “dignitary in Wells” who claimed the story of Jesus visiting Glastonbury and Priddy was invented by a schoolteacher as a school play for entertainment (repeated by Henry Ardern Lewis in his booklet, Christ In Cornwall?).

The “dignitary in Wells” could have been J. Armitage Robinson, the Dean of Wells 1911-1933. If so, it's disappointing that the story was never published, providing further details as a supplement to his 1926 book, Two Glastonbury Legends: King Arthur and St Joseph of Arimathea.

The Glastonbury Legends were not mentioned in Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical History of The English People, circa 751.

From the 1955 Edition

The Bibliography of Fantastic Beliefs