William of Malmesbury

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Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

CRITICISM

Crawford, Deborah. “St. Joseph in Britain: Reconsidering the Legends, Part I.” Folklore 104, nos. 1-2 (1993): 86-98.

Traces the development of the legend of Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail, first recounted by William in De Antiquitate Glastonie Ecclesie..

Haahr, Joan Gluckauf. “The Concept of Kingship in William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum and Historia Novella.Medieval Studies 38 (1976): 351-71.

Explores William's attitude toward kingship and power.

Patterson, Robert B. “Stephen's Shaftesbury Charter: Another Case against William of Malmesbury.” Speculum: A Journal of Mediaeval Studies 43, no. 3 (July 1968): 487-92.

Challenges the reliability of William's Historia Novella.

Thomson, Rodney M. “William of Malmesbury and the Letters of Alcuin.” Medievalia et Humanistica n.s. 6 (1975): 147-61.

Examines William's use of the letters of Alcuin, an eighth-century theologian who was an adviser to Charlemagne.