Roger of Crowland
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[Croyland]

fl. 1210-1220s. England. Monk at Crowland [Croyland] Abbey in Lincolnshire, England, and author of a Latin chronicle begun around 1213 and extending from the Incarnation to 1225. Roger worked under the abbacy of Henry of Longchamp, brother of William, chancellor of England under King Richard I. Roger was also the author of a reworking of the Quadrilogus II, a composite life of Thomas Becket edited by a monk of Evesham in 1198-99 (see Lives of Thomas Becket). Strickly speaking, Roger’s name is questionable, as it always appears as “R monachus” in the manuscrip…

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Ispir, Cristian, “Roger of Crowland”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001460>
First published online: 2016



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