Norman Conquest Encyclopedia
Wace of Jersey, who died sometime after 1171, was made canon of Bayeux by Henry II, the great grandson of William the Conqueror, and king from 1154 to 1189. Henry married Eleanor of Aquitaine to whom Wace dedicated his Roman de Brut or Geste des Bretons, containing Arthurian legends which he completed in about 1154. Wace also wrote the Roman de Rou, Rou being the Viking leader known to the French as Rollo, the founder of the Norman dynasty. It is this work that recounts the history of the dukes of Normandy and from which many of our ideas about the events of 1066 come.
See also: William the Conqueror
- Hastings 1066 (Revised Edition)- The Fall of Saxon England
(Campaign 13 )