Source details: (Book)
The Autobiography of Gerald of Wales
H. E. Butler (ed.)
Trans: H. E. Butler
Boydell and Brewer (Woodbridge 2005)
Gerald of Wales was the son of a Norman baron and the grandson of a Welsh Princess. He is remembered as one of the most talented and satirical of medieval writers. This autobiography is translated from the Latin and outlines Gerald's story, namely of an archdeacon whose valient struggles to secure the bishopric were futile. Not least it provides a vivid picture of twelfth-century secular and ecclesiasical rulers, of politics and travel, of adventures at home and abroad.
People linked to this source
Geoffrey of Henlaw , prior of Llanthony; bishop of St David's (p. 145)
Gerald of Wales; Giraldus Cambrensis , archdeacon of Brecon
Walter of St Dogmaels , Abbot (pp. 189, 204-8, 240, 319-21, 328 (De Iure et Statu)))
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