Roger of Hoveden

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Roger of Hoveden

(hŏv`dən, hŭv`–), d. 1201; English chronicler. His chronicle, covering the years from 732 to 1201, is an original source only for the years through which he lived. His life as a member of the household of Henry IIHenry II,
1133–89, king of England (1154–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of Anjou. He was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings.
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 and the documents he included make his work important. It was translated by Henry T. Riley (1853).
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As John Gillingham comments in the introduction to his own article on the career of Roger of Howden, who wrote on English-Irish relations in the twelfth century from a British point of view, "Yet another Englishman has ended up by relegating the Celtic lands to the fringe of his analysis" (p.