Boson a theologian of Normandy, was born in 1065 in the town of Montevilliers. Hle entered the abbey of Bec at the age of twenty-three, and in 1093 accompanied St. Anselm to his bishopric at Canterbury, and assisted him at the council of Clermont in 1095. Returning to the abbey of Bec in 1115, he was appointed prior, then abbot of Bec. This made him the object of persecution by those who, envious of his growing influence, wished to do. something to lead to his being suspected by the king of England. He died in 1136. He wrote, in the form of a letter, Defense de l'Ordre Monastique. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.