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Brompton, John (fl. 1436–c. 1464), abbot of Jervaulx and supposed chronicler, was educated at Oxford, and was elected abbot of the Cistercian foundation of Jervaulx, Yorkshire, in 1436, holding that office until c.1464. He was claimed as the author of a very substantial chronicle, printed in ...

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Burton, Thomas (d. 1437), chronicler and abbot of Meaux, was the author of the most authoritative Cistercian chronicle to be written in late medieval England. The place of his birth, and the details of his early life are unknown. Although the continuator of his chronicle described him as 'well educated', there is no evidence that he studied at a university. Late in the fourteenth century he became a monk at ...

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Hexham, Richard of (d. 1155x67), prior of Hexham and chronicler, was a canon of the Augustinian priory of Hexham, who succeeded Robert Biset as prior in 1141, when the latter left to become a monk at Clairvaux. His own short account of the early history of ...

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Torigni, Robert de [called Robert de Monte] (c. 1110–1186), chronicler and abbot of Mont-St Michel, was born c.1110, the son of Teduin and Agnes of Torigni-sur-Vire, near St Lô in Normandy. But knowledge of both Robert's birth date and his parentage is flawed: the date is based on the assumption that he would not have entered ...

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Ua Braín, Tigernach (d. 1088), abbot of Clonmacnoise and supposed annalist, as well as heading that major Irish midland monastery was also abbot of the somewhat less important Roscommon. His name has been misleadingly attached to the so-called annals of Tigernach on account of a note in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B.488, the sole surviving manuscript of the annals for the period after the emperor ...