The Authorship of the De Expugnatione Lyxbonensi

  title={The Authorship of the De Expugnatione Lyxbonensi},
  author={C. R. Cheney},
  pages={395 - 397}
  • C. Cheney
  • Published 1 July 1932
  • History
  • Speculum
IN HIS ARTICLE in SPECULUM, January, 1932, Mr David has accumulated some probable conjectures about the author of the De Expugnatione Lyxbonensi. He shows that the author was probably an Anglo-Norman priest from East Anglia, with a special attachment to Hervey de Glanvill. He then proposes to identify him with Osbertus clericus de Baldreseie, who appears as signatory to a charter of Ranulf de Glanvill in 1171.1 Mr David admits that this identification 'is, of course, a conjecture' (p. 56). But…