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Roman de Brut c. 1155
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c. 1155 The Roman de Brut by Wace is the earliest surviving vernacular chronicle of British history written in Norman French. It is named after ‘Brutus’, who was the legendary founder and first king of Britain. Its author, Wace, was born on the island of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, some time after 1100 and he died between 1174 and 1183. Some have suggested that he was of noble birth, but there isn’t much evidence for this.
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