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date: 20 September 2020

Orderic Vitalislocked

(1075–c. 1142)
  • J. O. Prestwich

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Orderic Vitalis (1075–c. 1142), Benedictine monk and historian, was the son of Odelerius d'Orléans, son of Constantius, and of an English mother. His childhood was passed in or near Shrewsbury, but he was sent aged ten to become an oblate monk in the Norman monastery of ...

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Orderic Vitalis, ed. and trans. M. Chibnall, 6 vols., OMT (1969–80); repr. (1990)
Oxford Medieval Texts