William of Newburgh


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William of Newburgh (c. 1136—1203) Augustinian canon and historian


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author of Historia Rerum Anglicarum, suddenly abandoned in 1198, presumably at his death. The work deals with events from 1066 to 1198, especially the reigns of Stephen and Henry II; it exposes the Historia of Geoffrey of Monmouth as legend rather than fact.

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