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William of Malmesbury and the Britons

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William of Malmesbury wrote his Gesta Regum ‘out of love for his homeland’ (‘propter patriae caritatem’). But what was William's patria? It was not England alone, as James Campbell has suggested – that English polity with clear territorial boundaries, formed of the united Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Rather, it was a far greater thing: the continuum of British, Roman, English and Norman history on the island of Britain. What he loved was the history of that island's people, including those who li...

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10.1017/9781787440869.017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Boydell and Brewer Publisher's website
Pages:
189-202
Host title:
Discovering William of Malmesbury
Chapter number:
16
Place of publication:
Woodbridge
Publication date:
2018-08-25
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9781787440869
Source identifiers:
687831
ISBN:
9781783271368
Language:
English
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Chapter
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2017-04-04

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