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William of Malmesbury

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(c. 1095–c. 1143) Historian of 12th‐century England. A librarian at the Benedictine abbey of St Aldhelm in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, he was the author of a history of the English ...

William of Malmesbury

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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... of Malmesbury ( d. 1143? ), historian : visits Chester ; librarian in Malmesbury . Gesta Regum Anglorum, De Antiquitate Glastoniensis Ecclesiae...

William of Malmesbury

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... of Malmesbury ( c. 1090– c. 1143 ), historian . He appears to have spent most of his life in the monastery at Malmesbury. His Gesta Regum Anglorum ( 1120 ) and Gesta Pontificum Anglorum ( 1125 ) deal respectively with the secular and ecclesiastical history of England. His Historia Novella continues the Gesta Regum to the year 1142...

William of Malmesbury

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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...Harley MS., 3641 f. 1r Elizabeth Schoales R. M. Thomson , William of Malmesbury ( 2 2003). William of Malmesbury , The Early History of Glastonbury: An Edition, Translation, and Study of William of Malmesbury’s ‘De antiquitate Glastonie ecclesie’ , ed. J. Scott (1981). ——  Gesta regum Anglorum: The History of the English Kings , ed. and tr. R. A. B. Mynors , R. M. Thomson , and M. Winterbottom (1998). ——  The Deeds of the Bishops of England (Gesta pontificum Anglorum) of William of Malmesbury , tr. D. Preest ...

William of Malmesbury

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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... of Malmesbury ( c . 1095 – c . 1143 ) Historian of 12th‐century England . A librarian at the Benedictine abbey of St Aldhelm in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, he was the author of a history of the English church to 1125 ( Gesta Pontificum Anglorum ). He is best known for his other historical work the Gesta Regum Anglorum (Acts of the English Kings), dealing with the period from Bede to 1120 , and the Historia Novella (Modern History), which continues the account to 1142 . His work is notable for its attempt to understand and interpret events...

William of Malmesbury

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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... of Malmesbury ( c. 1090– c. 1142 ) The first full-scale writer of history in England after Bede . He was educated at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, of which he became librarian. His major works were the Gesta Regum Anglorum , a history of England from 449 to 1120 ; the Gesta Pontificum Anglorum , an ecclesiastical history of England from 597 to 1125 ; the Historia Novella , the sequel to the Gesta Regum , dealing with 1128 to 1142 and left unfinished at his death; De Antiquitate Glastoniensis Ecclesiae ; a treatise on miracles associated...

William of Malmesbury

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... of Malmesbury ( c. 1095– c. 1142 ) William was born in Wiltshire, son of a mixed family, his father Norman and his mother Saxon. He received a primary education before his entry, in adolescence, into the Benedictine monastery of Malmesbury . He only rarely left the place of his profession and died there. Unambitious, William had no great ecclesiastical career. He became precentor of the abbey in c. 1137 and, as such, was concerned with its library . In 1139 , in the absence of an abbot he represented the monastery at the council of ...

William of Malmesbury

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...William of Malmesbury ( c. 1090– c. 1143 ) , the chief English historian of his generation. He appears to have spent most of his life at the monastery at Malmesbury , where he was offered, but declined, the abbacy in 1140 . His work, though credulous and often careless in its chronology, has literary merit. He was a man of immensely wide reading, which is reflected in his autograph manuscripts which have survived, and in his ‘Polyhistor’, a sort of commonplace book. His two most important books were his ‘Gesta Regum Anglorum’ ( 1120 ) and his ‘Gesta...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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... of Malmesbury ( c .1090–1143 ) Benedictine monk and historian. His Gesta Regum Anglorum , a history of the kings of England from the Anglo‐Saxon invasions to 1126 , was followed by the Historia Novella , which continued the story to 1142 , and the Gesta Pontificum , an account of the bishops and chief monasteries of England to 1123 . He also wrote lives of St Dunstan and St Wulfstan and a history of the church at...

William of Malmesbury

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David Richard Bates

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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... of Malmesbury ( 1095– c. 1143 ) was a monk, born of Anglo-Norman parentage, who set out to write the history of the English in two books, the Gesta Regum Anglorum (‘The Deeds of the Kings of the English’) and the Gesta Pontificum Anglorum (‘The Deeds of the Bishops of the English’). Both were completed before 1125 and are important commentaries not just on the English past, but on the Anglo-Norman present and the traumas of the Norman Conquest . Malmesbury was exceptionally learned and widely read. He produced many other works and at the end of...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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... of Malmesbury ( c. 1090– c. 1142 ) The first full-scale writer of history in England after Bede . His major works were the Gesta Regum Anglorum , a history of England from 449 to 1120 ; the Gesta Pontificum Anglorum , an ecclesiastical history of England from 597 to 1125 ; the Historia Novella , the sequel to the Gesta Regum , dealing with 1128 to 1142 and left unfinished at his death; De Antiquitate Glastoniensis Ecclesiae ; a treatise on miracles associated with the Virgin Mary; and hagiographical works including lives of St Patrick, St...

William of Malmesbury

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...01of0Malmesbury William of Malmesbury c. 1090 – c. 1143 English monastic chronicler The English at that time wore short garments, reaching to the mid-knee; they had their hair cropped, their beards shaven, their arms laden with golden bracelets, their skin adorned with punctured designs; they were accustomed to eat until they became surfeited, and to drink till they were sick. These latter qualities they imparted to their conquerors. De Gestis Regum Anglorum (A History of the Norman Kings) English at that time drink till they were sick to their ...

William of Malmesbury

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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William of Malmesbury

William of Malmesbury  

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(c. 1095–c. 1143)Historian of 12th‐century England. A librarian at the Benedictine abbey of St Aldhelm in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, he was the author of a history of the English church to 1125 (Gesta ...
The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...history of ordinary people. In the second half of the 20th century this balance was redressed. An interest in British antiquities is evident in the works of the earliest writers—the monks Gildas ( c. 516– c. 570 ), Nennius ( fl. early 9th century), and Bede —and in the chronicles of the Anglo‐Norman monks. In his Gesta Pontificum Anglorum (History of the Prelates of England) of 1125 , William of Malmesbury used topographical and antiquarian approaches in surveying the ecclesiastical history of England. Gerald of Wales 's works included one of the...

Historic Churches

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...survey has confirmed William of Malmesbury 's account that it was erected by Aldhelm in the early 8th century, though it was much adapted in the later Anglo‐Saxon period. Dating Anglo‐Saxon churches is hazardous and depends on the construction of typologies. Fortunately, the stylistic features that have been accepted as being pre‐Conquest are not repeated in the later Middle Ages. Churches of similar architectural styles are of the same approximate date. In the later Middle Ages, dates can be ascribed more confidently, for the chances of finding confirmation...

5 The European Medieval Book

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... (d. 1142/3 ), Hugh of St-Victor (d. 1142 ), William of Malmesbury (d. c .1143 ), Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153 ), Gilbert de la Porrée (d. 1154 ), William of Conches (d. c .1154 ), Thierry of Chartres (d. c .1155 ), Zachary of Besançon (mid-12 th century), and Peter Lombard (d. 1160 ). There was an almost relentless stream of new titles in the lists of desiderata, in theology, history, politics, geography, natural history ( *bestiaries , for example), liturgy ( *missals rather than the older *sacramentaries ), and the first ancient...

John the Sage

John the Sage  

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Mentioned in R.P.S. (11th century) as resting at Malmesbury with Maedub and Aldhelm. He should probably be identified with the John whose tomb William of Malmesbury described and whose epitaph he ...
Malmesbury

Malmesbury  

Malmesbury is a small town in Wiltshire: it was a borough with municipal franchises, but it owed its importance to the presence of a Benedictine abbey the 24th richest in ...
Tancred, Torthred, and Tova

Tancred, Torthred, and Tova  

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Hermits of Thorney (Cambs.), killed by the Danes in 870.The first two were men, the third a woman, but nothing is known of them. The story of their martyrdom rests on the chronicle of Pseudo-Ingulph, ...
Zeno of Rome

Zeno of Rome  

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Martyr and priest, titular of the basilica on the Appian Way. Feast (often with Vitalis and Felicula, whose connection with him is extremely slight); 14 February, in R.M. and at Barking and ...

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