Benedict Abbot of Peterborough
Benedict Abbot Of Peterborough, in the 12th century, was educated at Oxford; took the monastic vows at Canterbury, where he became prior of the monastery of Christ Church, and in 1177, was made abbot of Peterborough. In 1191 he was made keeper of the great seal, and died on Michaelmas-day, in 1193. He wrote, Librum Unum Alterumve de Vita et Miraculis Thome Cantuariensis, a great part of which is inserted in the Quadrilogus: — also De Vita et Gestis Henrica II, et Ricardi I, of which a good edition was published by Hearne (Oxford, 1735, 2 vols.).