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Brakelond, Jocelin of (fl. 1173–c. 1215), Benedictine monk and biographer

Antonia Gransden

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14829

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Brakelond, Jocelin of (fl. 1173–c. 1215), Benedictine monk and biographer, probably came from Brakelond Street in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He professed at Bury in 1173 and Samson, the future abbot, was his novice master. He became the prior's chaplain, but within four months of ...

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