William of Malmesbury’s Gesta Regum Anglorum (The Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England. Apart from its formidable learning, it is. Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings / William of Malmesbury ; edited and translated by R.A.B. Mynors ; completed by R.M. Thomson and M. Both Orderic, in his Ecclesiastical History, and William, in his Gesta Regum Anglorum, though working to some extent far from the major centres of action in their.
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The prophecy appears in a late-fourteenth-century hand on the final parchment folio of a twelfth-century copy of William of Malmesbury s Gesta regum anglorum with other Latin chronicle material. William was born about or in Wiltshire. William of Malmesbury is the William of Malmesbury of history.
GUy rated it really liked it Mar 19, I know of no higher complement. Both Orderic, in his Ecclesiastical History, and William, in his Gesta Regum Anglorumthough working to some extent far from the major centres of action in their world Malmesbury and St Evroult abbeysnevertheless displayed great keenness to learn from the history of their larger environments, English in the case of William, and Norman in the ggesta of Orderic.
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Matkie marked it as to-read May 25, He spent his whole life in England and his adult life as a monk at Egsta Abbey in Wiltshire, England. An English Owain prophecy: Hollister ranked him among the most talented English historians since Bede.
According to a 12th Century document, Gesta regum Anglorumhe managed to glide for a furlong around metres before breaking both his legs on landing. Leslie Smith marked it as to-read May 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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His father was Norman and his mother English. Javier marked it as to-read Mar 05, William of Malmesbury Latin: Brett, Martin, and David A. Goodreads gewta you keep track of books you want to read.
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