Hue de Rotelande

Plantagenet Angevin Empire, c. 1190

Important Cambro-Norman poet writing in Old French at the end of the 12th century.

- Hue de Rotelande

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Robert Copland

Said to have been a servant of William Caxton, and certainly worked for Wynkyn de Worde.

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de Worde, 1512, 1522), and The Life of Ipomydon (Hue de Rotelande), not dated.


'Ipomadon's favourite pursuit was hunting, and to see his greyhounds run. He would not listen to stories of chivalry and this troubled the 'Proud' very much.'
'Jason, greet your lady for me and tell her that you have spoken to me when I was a white knight, and now a red knight—for I cannot stay.'

The Anglo-Norman romance Ipomedon by Hue de Rotelande, composed near Hereford around 1180, survives in three separate Middle English versions, a long poem Ipomadon composed in tail-rhyme verse, possibly in the last decade of the fourteenth century, a shorter poem The Lyfe of Ipomydon, dating to the fifteenth century and a prose version, Ipomedon, also of the fifteenth century.

Romance of Thebes

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Romance of Thebes

From the Roman de Thebes also were possibly derived the Ipomedon and its sequel Protheselaus, two romans d'aventures written about the end of the 12th century by Hue de Rotelande, an Anglo-Norman poet who lived in Credenhill, near Hereford.


Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion

Ipomedon is a romance composed in Anglo-Norman verse by Hue de Rotelande in the late 12th century at Credenhill near Hereford.


Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion

Protheselaus is a verse romance composed in Anglo-Norman by Hue de Rotelande at the end of the 12th century.

1522 in poetry

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Jonathan Swift

Robert Copland, Ipomadon, publication year uncertain; derived from the Anglo-Norman Ipomedon (c. 1190) of Hue de Rotelande

Gilbert fitzBaderon

One of the two sons of Baderon fitzWilliam by his wife Rohese de Clare.

Monmouth Castle, part of which remains in use as a regimental headquarters and museum

Gilbert is best known as a patron of literature and it was under Gilbert's patronage that the poet Hue de Rotelande wrote his verse romance Ipomedon, which was among the most popular works in its genre in medieval England.

12th century in literature

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Scribe of Eadwine Psalter (mid-12th century, English)

Ipomedon by Hue de Rotelande

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Portrait by Richard Buckner, now in the collection of the Foundling Museum

Hue de Rotelande, late 12th century Cambro-Norman poet

Anglo-Norman literature

Literature composed in the Anglo-Norman language and developed during the period of 1066 - 1204, as the Duchy of Normandy and the Kingdom of England were united in the Anglo-Norman realm.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a canonical piece of children's literature and one of the best-selling books ever published.

Less fascinating than the story of Tristan and Iseult, but nevertheless of considerable interest, are the two romans d'aventure of Hugh of Rutland, Ipomedon (published by Eugen Kölbing and Koschwitz, Breslau, 1889) and Protheselaus (published by Kluckow, Göttingen, 1924) written about 1185.