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(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.
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. 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
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 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.
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. Wace's Roman de Rou is a chronicle of the dukes of Normandy and contains a famous description of the battle of Hastings.

Wace

Robert. born ?1100, Anglo-Norman poet; author of the Roman de Brut and Roman de Rou
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The first person to mention it was Robert Wace, who wrote a history of Britain in Norman French in 1155.
Holden's edition of the Roman de Rou supersedes those of Frederic Pluquet, La Chronique Ascendante des Ducs de Normandie par Maistre Wace (Paris: Memoires Societe Antiquaires Normandie I, 1824); and his Roman de Rou et des Ducs de Normandie par Robert Wace, poete normand du XIIe siecle, LH (Rouen: Chez J.