Benoist (or Benoit)
Benoist (Or Benoit)
an English theologian and biographer, entered the Order of St. Benedict, was prior of the Monastery of Canterbury, and afterwards priest of Peterborough. In 1189 he assisted at the coronation of Richard I, and in 1191 he was elected guard of the grand seal. He died in 1193, or, according to bishop Nicholson, in 1200. He wrote, Life of Thomas a Becket: History of Henry II and Richard I, from 1170 to 1192 (Oxford, 1735, 2 vols., ed. Hearne). The English considered this the best history of the epoch. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.