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Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray Dec 2008

Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray

Jeff Rider

Galbert of Bruges's The Murder, Betrayal and Assassination of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders is one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. It recounts the assassination of Charles, count of Flanders, and the events leading up to and following the murder. Galbert was a resident of Bruges and had served in the count's administration for at least thirteen years by the time of the assassination in 1127. He was well-acquainted with Charles and many of the other actors in this drama, an eyewitness to many of the events he relates, and exceptionally well ...