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Knowles, Michael Clive [name in religion David] (1896–1974), Benedictine monk and historian of monasticism, was born at Eastfield, Studley, in Warwickshire, on 29 September 1896, the only surviving child of Herbert Henry (Harry) Knowles (1865–1944) and his wife, Caroline Morgan. His father was partner in ...

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Reading, Robert (d. 1317), Benedictine monk and historian of Westminster Abbey, wrote part of his house's continuation of the Flores historiarum of Matthew Paris. Reading is mentioned in the infirmarer's accounts in 1294 and 1298, in the list of monks imprisoned on suspicion of robbing the king's treasury in 1303, in the ...