William of Newburgh

William of Newburgh
   A monk at Newburgh Priory (Yorkshire), William wrote a chronicle covering the period from 1066 to 1197. He was a careful historian, rejecting the 'idle lies' of *Geoffrey of Monmouth concerning *Arthur and *Merlin. He included accounts of some *vampire-like *undead (on the authority of reputable clerics who claimed first-hand knowledge) and the legend of *Willy Howe. The History of William of Newburgh translated by Joseph Stevenson (1856) has been reissued in paperback (1996).

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