- E. G. Stanley
Layamon (fl. 13th cent.), poet, is known only from one early Middle English poem, Laȝamon's ‘Brut’, of which two versions are extant in manuscripts in the British Library: Cotton MS Caligula A.ix, and, damaged in the fire of 1731, Cotton MS Otho C.xiii, both dated palaeographically as of the later thirteenth century. The usual Middle English forms of his name, ...