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Tovi the Proud (fl. 1018–1042), nobleman and administrator

Ann Williams

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/52355

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Tovi the Proud (fl. 1018–1042), nobleman and administrator, was probably of Danish descent. He is remembered as the founder of the college of secular canons at Holy Cross, Waltham, in Essex. The Waltham chronicle, composed between 1177 and 1189, describes the miraculous discovery of the ‘Black Rood’, a life-sized figure of the crucified ...

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Subjects: Political Institutions ; Public Administration ; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours ; Local and Family History

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