Gervase of Tilbury

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Gervase of Tilbury,

fl. 1200, medieval author, b. England. He became marshal of the kingdom of Arles under Emperor Otto IV and wrote the Otia imperiala, a miscellany of legend, history, and politics.
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Watkins studies English chronicles from about 1050 to 1215: Orderic Vitalis, Walter Map, William of Malmesbury, Gervase of Tilbury, William of Newburgh, William of Poitiers, John of Salisbury, and Gerald of Wales, among others.
As Gervase of Tilbury tells us in his prologue, Recreation for an Emperor was written to take the mind of the Emperor Otto IV off his man), troubles, in about 1215.
Consider Gervase of Tilbury, an English noble who in 1210 published a description of 129 marvels of the known world.