William of Ramsey
He wrote lives of saints and others in Latin verse, and probably therefore derived his materials from prose then in existence. He can be dated by the content and dedications of his works.
In his life of Earl Waltheof (printed in Francisque Michel's Chroniques Anglo-Normandes) events are brought down to 1219. His Life of St. Guthlac is dedicated to Abbot Longchamp, of Croyland, abbot from 1191 to 1236 and that of Birinus is dedicated to Peter de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, 1205–1238.
His known works include the following:
- A poem on the translation of St. Guthlac,
- A prose account of the translation of St. Neot (printed in Acta SS., VII July, 330),
- A prose life of St. Waltheof (printed in Michel, "Chroniques anglo-normandes"). (Liebermann ascribes to him other works on Waltheof found in the same manuscript.)
- Life of St. Edmund of Canterbury published by Surius. (Regarded by Baronius as the author)
- Verified lives of St. Fremund, St. Edmund the King, and St. Birinus. (attributed to him by Leland).
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "William of Ramsey". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- "William of Ramsey". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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