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Gervase of Canterbury

Gervase of Canterbury (jûrˈvāz, jərvāzˈ) [key], d. c.1210, English chronicler. A monk of Christ Church, Cambridge, he wrote an account of the reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I. His Chronica is an ecclesiastical history of Canterbury, the Gesta regum a history of the kings of England into the reign of John. Gervase was noted for his discriminating choice of facts.

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