Stephen Eyton

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Stephen Eyton or Edon (fl. 1320?), was an English chronicler.

Eyton was a canon of the Augustinian priory of Warter, near Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire. His name may derive from the nearby village of Etton. He wrote a work entitled Acta Edwardi II ("The Acts of Edward II"), whose opening words were Post mortem toti mundo deflendam ("After the death of the whole world, bewail"). John Leland found a copy in the library of Fountains Abbey, but it has not since been identified.[1]

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  1. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Eyton, Stephen". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.