- Cornish texts
(d. in/after 1198)
Theologian and author.
Warelwast (Robert de)
Bishop of Exeter (elected in 1137, consecrated in 1138), a nephew of his predecessor William (de) Warelwast and previously archdeacon of Exeter; educated at Laon.
See more Robert of ChichesterRobert of Chichester
Chichester (Robert of)
Bishop of Exeter (elected and consecrated in 1155) in succession to Robert (de) Warelwast; previously a canon of London in Islington and dean of Salisbury.
See more Bartholomew [bishop of Exeter]Bartholomew ... bishop of Exeter
Bishop of Exeter and theologian, who was born in Normandy, studied in Canterbury (possibly Paris prior to that) and was archdeacon of Exeter before being elected bishop.
See more (patronage)The Venerabilis R. presul Exoniensis addressed in the dedication to the poem is usually taken to refer to either Robert (de) Warelwast, bishop of Exeter (1138–1155), or his successor, Robert of Chichester (1155–c.1160), who is sometimes confused with his namesake. Another suggestion is that R. is, in fact, a copying error for B. and originally referred to Bartholomew, who was bishop of Exeter between 1161 and 1184. The reading given in support of this is a possible allusion to the death of Conan IV, duke of Britanny, in 1171.
- Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Ott. lat. 1474 1, ff. 1-4 [s. xii3/3 / s. xiiiin]f. 1r–4rheading: ‘Johannis Cornubiensis Prophetia Merlini’beginning: ‘Venerabilis R(oberte) Presul Exoniensis [preface] … Eure, tuum nostris extyrpat germen ab hortis [poem] … Eure et cetera [commentary]’Unique copy of the text, with marginal and interlinear glosses.
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