Ralph of Diceto
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1120/30 - ca 1200. France, England. Works include Abbreviationes Chronicorum [Abbreviatio de Gestis Normannorum] and Ymagines Historiarum. Ralph was either from Dissai (Dissé) in France or Diss in Norfolk. He studied at Paris in the 1140s and late 1150s. By 1152 he was archdeacon of Middlesex under the patronage of the Belmeis family, to whom he may have been related. He was elected dean of St. Paul's in 1180. Thereafter he was involved with the Angevin court and attended Richard I's coronation in September 118…

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Pollock, Melissa, “Ralph of Diceto”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 21 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02139>
First published online: 2016

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