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Stephen of Rouen

(1140)


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Henry II (1133—1189) king of England, duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine, and count of Anjou

 

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(fl. 12th century) Monk and poet; entered the monastery at Bec in the 1140s.

Besides numerous shorter poems, he wrote the Draco Normannicus, which recounts in 2,200 elegiac distichs the deeds of Henry II in light of his Norman ancestors.

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


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