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Wace's Roman de Rou relates the origins of Normandy from the time of Rollo (Rou) to the battle of Tinchebray. It was commissioned by Henry II as a way of both celebrating the Norman past and justifying the right of Norman rulers to the throne of England: the accounts it gives of the early life of William the Conqueror and of the battle of Hastings, which occupy a ...more
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Published May 15th 2004 by Boydell Press
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If you want to know what the winners thought about the Battle of Hastings (and if you're interested in the origins of the Normans), this is an accessible and often entertaining read.
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Glyn Sheridan Burgess is a British scholar of medieval language and literature, Em. Prof. at the University of Liverpool. He has published on Marie de France,[1][2] besides other topics, and is the translator of the Penguin edition of the Lays of Marie de France and the Song of Roland.[3] He was awarded a knighthood in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1998.
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