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).