(c. 1107—1184) bishop of Lisieux

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A preacher and author, he attempted to reconcile the ambitions of the kings of France and England. His correspondence, which he compiled, documents how extensively he was in contact with many leading contemporaries. His numerous sermons and poems, both religious and circumstantial, are characterized by epigrammatic conciseness.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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