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Robert of Gloucester

(fl. c. 1260—1300)


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(fl. 1260–1300),

the reputed author of a metrical Chronicle of England from Brutus to Henry III, for much of which he drew upon Laʒamon. It is written in long lines and is not the work of a single hand. It contains a famous description of the death of Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham and a section in praise of England.

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