Roger of Hoveden

Roger Of Hoveden, an English historian and professor of theology, was born in Yorkshire, and lived beyond 1204, but the exact periods of his birth and death are not known. He is said to have been employed by Henry II in confidential services, such as visiting monasteries. He was by profession a lawyer, but was in the Church, and also a professor of theology at Oxford. After Henryrs death he applied himself diligently to the writing of history, and composed annals from 731, where Bede left off, to 1202, the third year of king John. These annals were first published by Saville among the Historici Anglici (1595; reprinted, Frankfort, 1601, fol.). Vossius says that he wrote also a history of the Northumbrian kings and a life of Thomas a Becket.

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