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Wace(wās), c.1100–1174, Norman-French poet of Jersey. King Henry II made him canon of Bayeux. His Roman de Brut (1155) is a long, rhymed chronicle of British history based on the Historia of Geoffrey of MonmouthGeoffrey of Monmouth
, c.1100–1154, English author. He was probably born at Monmouth and was of either Breton or Welsh descent. In 1152 he was named bishop of St. Asaph in Wales. His Historia regum Britanniae (written c.
..... Click the link for more information. . Wace's account is much more personal, vigorous, and dramatic than Geoffrey's. The Brut of LayamonLayamon
, fl. c.1200, first prominent Middle English poet. He described himself as a humble priest attached to the church at Ernley (Arley Regis) near Radstone. His Brut
..... Click the link for more information. is an English adaptation of Wace's chronicle; both were important in the development of the Arthurian legendArthurian legend,
the mass of legend, popular in medieval lore, concerning King Arthur of Britain and his knights. Medieval Sources
The battle of Mt. Badon—in which, according to the Annales Cambriae (c.
..... Click the link for more information. . Wace's Roman de Rou is a chronicle of the dukes of Normandy and contains a famous description of the battle of Hastings.
Robert. born ?1100, Anglo-Norman poet; author of the Roman de Brut and Roman de Rou