Alan an English Benedictine monk, and subsequently abbot OF TEWKESBURY, who flourished about 1177. As a monk, he was distinguished for his learning and piety. He died in 1201, leaving an account of the Life and Exile of St. Thomas of Canterbury, with whom he had been closely intimate; also a volume of Sermons, and one of Epistles. See Cave, Hist. Lit. 2, 245.