Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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William of Malmesbury
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Willelmus Malmesbiriensis

Date of Birth: End of 11th century

Place of Birth: Probably Wiltshire

Date of Death: 1143 or after

Place of Death: Malmesbury


Almost all we know of William is gleaned from his own works. Born of mixed parentage (Norman and Anglo-Saxon), as a child or teenager William entered the abbey of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, where he was to remain a monk for the rest of his life. No…

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Tolan, John, “William of Malmesbury”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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