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date: 30 November 2020


(c. 1090–1161)
  • Frank Barlow


Theobald (c. 1090–1161), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Thierville (Eure) in Normandy, some 5 kilometres north of the abbey of Le Bec-Hellouin, in the valley of the Risle and within the lordship of Brionne.

Theobald's father was reputed to have been a knight, presumably in the service of the count; and, accordingly, was of a similar social standing to ...

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John of Worcester, ed. R. R. Darlington & P. McGurk, trans. J. Bray & P. McGurk, 2–3; OMT (1995–) [vol. 1 forthcoming]
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