WILLIAM NYUBORSKY (William of Newburgh)( English chronicler.)
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Biography WILLIAM NYUBORSKY (William of Newburgh)
(1136 - ca. 1201)
Born near Bridlington (Yorkshire). Raised in Nyuborskom Priory, he took monastic vows in the Augustinian Order of monks, and, apparently, as such, spent his entire life uneventful external events. At the age of about. 50 years the disease has deprived William opportunity to actively work, and in 1198 he began his History of Britain (Historia rerum Anglicarum), which completed until 1201. Chronicle begins with the Norman conquest of 1066, a more complete presentation is from 1135. These dates are often wrong, William, and set out the facts sometimes are questionable, but he certainly had a keen historical sense and critical spirit which allowed him to reject those inventions that are offered as a history of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Historia rerum Anglicarum - compiled on the basis of sound reasoning of the most reliable sources of the narrative; special thoroughness different description of the reign of Henry II.