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Matthew Paris and the Norman Conquest

Rebecca Reader

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is about the writer/historian monk Matthew Paris' account of the Norman conquest of England and the reign of William the Conqueror. It analyses several works attributed to Paris, ... More


The Sources of Merlínússpá: Gunnlaugr Leifsson's Use of Texts Additional to the De gestis Britonum of Geoffrey of Monmouth

Russell Poole

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Merlínússpá is an Icelandic verse translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s prose Prophetiae Merlini by Gunnlaugr Leifsson, a Benedictine monk of Þingeyrar who died about 1218. Merlínússpá exists as a ... More


Penda of Mercia and the Welsh borderlands in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica

Lindy Brady

in Writing the Welsh Borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994198
eISBN:
9781526128386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994198.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter one examines one of the earliest and most historically significant surviving Anglo-Saxon texts, Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. This chapter argues that Bede’s narrative of ... More


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