Lawrence of Durham

  • c. 1110–1154
  • clergy, poets, authors, monks
  • Durham priory
English monk of Durham priory, who went on to become sub-prior and later prior. He was also an author, hagiographer and poet and his prose writings include a Latin Life of St Brigit, which he sent to Ailred of Rievaulx.

See also: Ailred of RievaulxAilred of Rievaulx
Aelred of Rievaulx
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Durham prioryDurham priory
Durham cathedral priory
Priory associated with Durham cathedral.

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Reference works (select)

Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
[id. 16,167.] Rigg (A. G.), ‘Durham, Lawrence of (c. 1110–1154)’ direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Rigg, A. G., A history of Anglo-Latin literature, 1066–1422, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.  
Contents: Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. William I to Stephen (1066-1154) -- 2. Henry II to John (1154-1216) -- 3. Henry III to Edward I (1216-1307) -- 4. Edward II to Henry V (1307-1422) -- Epilogue -- Notes -- General index -- Index of manuscripts.
Hoste, A., “A survey of the unedited work of Laurence of Durham with an edition of his letter to Aelred of Rievaulx”, Sacris Erudiri 11 (1960): 249–265.
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