Luce de Gast

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Luce de Gast (or Luces de Gast) born c. 1190, was lord of the castle of Gast, near Salisbury. He is the reputed author of the first part of the French poem, Tristan. Hunt in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography casts doubt on all aspects of the identification.[1]

It has been suggested that 'Gast' is Gastard in Wiltshire.[2]


  •  Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Gast, Luce de". Dictionary of National Biography. 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


  1. ^ Hunt, Tony. "Gast, Luce of". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10440. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Mary Bateson, Mediaeval England: English feudal society from the Norman conquest to the middle of the fourteenth century (1904), p. 175: "Gastard near Corsham, Wilts, may perhaps be the place in question".