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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Layamon

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Early English poet who flourished in the 12th century, and was by his own account priest near Bewdley, on the Severn; was author of a long poem or chronicle of 32,250 lines called "Brut d'Angleterre," and which is of interest as showing how Anglo-Saxon passed into the English of Chaucer.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Layamon'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/layamon.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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