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William Of Malmesbury

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As a child or teenager, William of Malmesbury entered the abbey of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, where he was to remain a monk for the rest of his life. He composed chronicles, hagiography (including a widely-read collection of miracles of the Virgin Mary), biblical commentaries and florilegia of ecclesiastical authors. Most of his works deal with England: the history of its kings, bishops, and saints. His works on Christian-Muslim relations include Adbreviatio de gestis imperatorum, 'Abbreviated history of the emperors', and Gesta regum Anglorum, 'The deeds of the kings of the English', 'History of the English kings'. His final work, Historia novella, a continuation of his Gesta regum, ends abruptly in 1142, which has led scholars to deduce that he died in that year or shortly thereafter.

Keywords: Adbreviatio de gestis imperatorum; Gesta regum Anglorum; Historia novella; William of Malmesbury



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