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date: 20 October 2019

Burton, Thomaslocked

(d. 1437)
  • John Taylor

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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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