The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers

This new edition, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes.


Author: Guilelmus,

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015041734941

Category: History

Page: 199

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William of Poitiers served William the Conqueror for many years as one of his chaplains. His Gesta Guillelmi is a first-hand account of the momentous events of William's reign, and one of the most important sources for the history of the period. This new edition, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes.

Gesta Guillelmi

The 'Gesta Guillelmi' gives descriptions of preparations William made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings, and more.


Author: Gulielmus (Pictaviensis)


ISBN: 0191884863

Category: Great Britain


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William of Poitiers was a chaplain in the household of William the Conqueror, and wrote an account of the events of 1066-7. The 'Gesta Guillelmi' gives descriptions of preparations William made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings, and more.

Proceedings of the Battle Conference on Anglo Norman Studies

31 In my lecture I drew attention to a phenomenon which confirms Barlow's conclusion : there is a sort of dialogue between the Carmen and the Gesta Guillelmi , perceptible in what seem to be reactions of William of Poitiers to passages ...


Author: R. Allen Brown

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0851151264

Category: History

Page: 210

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Carmen de Hastingae Proelio; Battle c.1100; Military architecture; Piety of Anglo-Norman Knightly Class; Military Architecture c.1200; The Byzantine View of the Normans; Henry I and Anglo-Norman Magnates; Anglo-Norman as a Spoken Language; Magnates, Curiales and the Wheel of Fortune; Bishop's Lynn; Battle Abbey. Contributors: C. CLARK, P.E. CURNOW, R.H.C. DAVIS, L.J. ENGELS, C. HARPER-BILL, J. HERMANS, C.W. HOLLISTER, M.D. LEGGE, D.M. OWEN, E.M. SEARLE.

The House of Godwine

The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers , pp . 130–33 . For a range of interpretations of the key stages of the battle , see Essays 12–18 in Morillo ( ed . ) , The Battle of Hastings , pp . 143–227 ; J. Bradbury , The Battle of ...


Author: Emma Mason

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852853891

Category: History

Page: 281

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Harold Godwineson was king of England from January 1066 until his death at Hastings in October of that year. For much of the reign of Edward the Confessor, who was married to Harold’s sister Eadgyth, the Godwine family, led by Earl Godwine, had dominated English politics. In The Rise and Fall of the House of Godwine, Emma Mason tells the turbulent story of a remarkable family which, until Harold’s unexpected defeat, looked far more likely than the dukes of Normandy to provide the long-term rulers of England. But for the Norman Conquest, an Anglo-Saxon England ruled by the Godwine dynasty would have developed very differently from that dominated by the Normans.

Rhetorik in Mittelalter und Renaissance

In den ›Gesta Guillelmi‹ finden sich zahlreiche Anlehnungen an Cäsar, Lukan und Sallust,30 um dessen zentrale Rolle ... der mittelalterlichen in weiten Teilen identisch sei.34 29 Vgl. The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers, hg. v.


Author: Georg Strack

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 9783831609512

Category: Rhetoric, Medieval

Page: 487

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Journal of Medieval Military History

Both were also active on the campaign in England and at the battle of Hastings.14 William of Poitiers, Duke William's chaplain, wrote in the Gesta Guillelmi that Odo and Geoffrey were instrumental in aiding William to prepare for the ...


Author: Clifford J. Rogers

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839361

Category: History

Page: 253

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Highlights "the range and richness of scholarship on medieval warfare, military institutions, and cultures of conflict that characterize the field". History 95 (2010)

Historical Writing in England c 500 to c 1307

William of Poitiers was born in about 1020 of noble parentage at Préaux in Normandy, where his sister became a nun of St ... The Gesta Guillelmi has some undetermined relationship to both William of Jumièges's work and the Carmen, ...


Author: Antonia Gransden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415151245

Category: Great Britain

Page: 648

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First published in 1974. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Robert Curthose Duke of Normandy C 1050 1134

William of Poitiers' text raises the issue of how a biographer is to deal with his living subject, an individual he knew well and admired. the tone of the Gesta Guillelmi suggests that it was a response to growing criticism of the ...


Author: William M. Aird

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843836605

Category: History

Page: 328

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The acclaimed biography of the eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in capturing Jerusalem during the First Crusade.

The Norwegian Invasion of England in 1066

William of Poitiers ' Gesta Guillelmi was written sometime in the middle 1070s by a former soldier turned clerical writer of noble background who served as chaplain to William's invasion army and was thus probably an eyewitness to the ...


Author: Kelly DeVries

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843830272

Category: History

Page: 322

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Three weeks before the battle of Hastings, Harold defeated an invading army of Norwegians at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a victory which was to cost him dear. The events surrounding the battle are discussed in detail.

Medieval Maritime Warfare

4. William of Poitiers, Gesta Guillelmi, trans. R. Davis and Chibnall (Oxford, 1998), pt II, ch 3, 104–5. 5. William of Malmesbury, Gesta Regum Anglorum, trans. R. Mynors, R. Thomson and M. Winterbottom (Oxford, 1998), bk III, 448–9. 6.


Author: Charles D Stanton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781592519

Category: History

Page: 256

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Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime warfare has rarely been studied – it is little known and even less understood. Charles Stanton uses an innovative and involving approach to describe this fascinating but neglected facet of European medieval history. He depicts the development of maritime warfare from the end of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance, detailing the wars waged in the Mediterranean by the Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Crusaders, the Italian maritime republics, Angevins and Aragonese as well as those fought in northern waters by the Vikings, English, French and the Hanseatic League. This pioneering study will be compelling reading for everyone interested in medieval warfare and maritime history.