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William of Newburgh
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(Guilelmus Parvus; c. 1136, Bridlington, Yorkshire – 1198, Newburgh, Yorkshire). While a canon in the Augustinian canonry at Newburgh (Canons Regular of St. Augustine), in addition to sermons William wrote a mariological exposition of the Song of Songs (Explanatio sacri epithalamii in matrem sponsi, ed. J.C. Gorman, 1960) and a history of England (Historia rerum anglicarum, ed. R.Howlett, 2 vols., 1884–1885), a sober, precise, and balanced account of the period from 1066 to 1198 (i.e. the reigns of Henry II and Richard I of England).

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Köpf, Ulrich, “William of Newburgh”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124264>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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