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Dates: 1100 - 1175 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Robert Wace was an Anglo-Norman poet born on the channel island of Jersey in c.1100. He studied in Caen and then Paris, returning to Caen between 1130 and 1135 to act as clerc lisant to King Henry I. His works were The Life of St. Nicholas, The Life of St. Margaret, a history of Britain called Brut (Geste des Bretons) based on Geoffrey of Monmouth’s history, and a history of the Dukes of Normandy called Roman du Rou (Geste des Normanz) commissioned by King Henry II of England. He was appointed canon of Bayeux between 1160 and 1170 and died there in 1174. TLM