Thomas Walsingham

(c. 1340—1422) historian and prior of Wymondham

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Benedictine monk of St Alban's Abbey from 1364 almost without interruption until at least 1422. Chiefly known as a chronicler both of his house and of the kingdom, he constantly revised and extended his chronicles. He also wrote a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses called the Archana Deorum, a version of Dictys's history of the Trojan War (Ditis Ditatus) and a Historia Magni Principis Alexandri, but there is no evidence that Chaucer knew any of these.

From The Oxford Companion to Chaucer in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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