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Laȝamon: The Brut
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The only known work of Laʒamon, priest at Areley (now Areley Kings, Worcestershire), is The Brut (possibly written 1199-1225). Its prologue provides all the biographical information we have on the writer. The portrait of a figure in the habit of a Benedictine monk that illuminates the capital A of the prologue in a manuscript (c. 1275), now in the British Library, might represent the author or the scribe.The only other manuscript (c. 1300) is also in the British Library. Laʒamon translated Wace's Roman de Brut (1155), a Norman-French version of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brit…

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Lucy Perry, “Laȝamon: The Brut”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_000903>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503



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