Robert of Gloucester


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Robert of Gloucester

(glŏs`tər), fl. 1260–1300, English chronicler. Possibly a monk of Gloucester, he is known only from the vernacular metrical chronicle of English history that bears his name. The chronicle, which covers the period from the legendary Brut to 1270, may have been written by more than one person, for the two recensions vary in fullness of treatment. It is important both for philological studies and as a historical source for the Barons' War in the reign of Henry III.
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Erik Kooper exhaustively analyses the work of a copyist and/or adaptor who drastically abridged one version of Robert of Gloucester's Chronicle; Andrew Prescott and Raluca Radulescu both write on the Middle English Prose Brut, the former on its influential treatment of the Peasants' Revolt and the latter on the manuscript tradition; Julia Boffey speculates on the possible different audiences for Robert Fabian's two chronicles.
The Grade II-listed castle is originally most likely to have been built for Earl Robert of Gloucester's Sheriff, Robert Norris, and had one of the first Norman keeps in Glamorgan.
In the mid-1120s, Earl Robert of Gloucester had established the western frontier of the Norman lordship of Glamorgan on the banks of the river Neath.
After the king's imprisonment it appeared that his regime would collapse but by a weird irony, the most effective and talented opposition leader, Robert of Gloucester, Empress Matilda's half-brother, was captured by royalist forces at Stockbridge later that year.
15) Layamon heh, heihliche, heyes, neh, neih, nih, nere, inoh, inowe Owl and the Nightingale heh, heie, neh, ney, inoh Sir Orfeo heiye, nere Castel of Love heiynesse, hyhhe, neih, nyyh, sleih-, inouh Myrour of Lewed Men hegh, ynogh Robert of Gloucester Chr.
222), and Gray, Hardyng, and scribes of Robert of Gloucester locate the details they derive from romances in these years (pp.
In their book The Keys To Avalon, Steve Blake andScott Lloyd claim deliberate mistranslations by a 12th century scholar led to a Robert of Gloucester claiming the legend as the basis for his bid for power.
Contemporary chronicles grudgingly identify Matilda with power, focusing on Matilda's familial relationships to male leaders, such as her first husband, Emperor Henry, her half-brother, Robert of Gloucester, and her second husband, Geoffrey of Anjou.
Nationhood also implies a history, and this is investigated with reference to a range of chronicles, both Middle English texts by Robert Mannyng and Robert of Gloucester and also some Anglo-Norman chronicles.
In the mid 1120s, Earl Robert of Gloucester had established the western frontier of the Norman lordship of Glamorgan on the banks of the river Neath.
b) 1297 Robert of Gloucester, Gloucestershire (nSW) [3245] 97 NIM (nom/e/on 64, i/y-nome 19, nyme/p 8, nime/p 6) 20 TAK (tok (toc) 13, take 5, i-take 2)