Date: 1125 (1st edition); 1135-40 (revised version) Original Language: Latin
Queen Matilda, consort of Henry I, apparently asked William to produce a history of the kings of England. The result, the Gesta regum Anglorum, is a sweeping national chronicle that goes from the death of Bede in 735 to his own day: this clearly indicates that Bede was a model f…
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“ Gesta regum Anglorum”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23109>