Raymond of Aguilers
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11th-12th century. France. Author of a Latin chronicle of the First Crusade. Raymond was in a privileged position to observe the Crusade as the chaplain of one of its leaders, Raymond IV of St-Gilles: he was at the heart of the controversy about the Holy Lance of Antioch and claims to have carried it onto the field at the battle of Antioch. His name may suggest an origin near Le Puy (Haute-Loire) and hence a connection with Adhemar, Bishop of Le Puy, who played a dominant role on the Crusade.

His Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Jerusalem (History of the Franks who took Jerusalem) was writ…

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Sweetenham, Carol, “Raymond of Aguilers”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02156>
First published online: 2016

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