He showed a lofty indifference to criticism such as that of Eadmer in the Historia novorum, which was published early in the reign.
Thorpe, 1848-1849); Eadmer, Historia novorum (ed.
EADMER, or Edmer (c. 1060 - c. 1124), English historian and ecclesiastic, was probably, as his name suggests, of English, and not of Norman parentage.
He became a monk in the Benedictine monastery of Christ Church, Canterbury, where he made the acquaintance of Anselm, at that time visiting England as abbot of Bec. The intimacy was renewed when Anselm became archbishop of Canterbury in 1093; thenceforward Eadmer was not only his disciple and follower, but his friend and director, being formally appointed to this position by Pope Urban II.
Eadmer left a large number of writings, the most important of which is his Historiae novorum, a work which deals mainly with the history of England between 1066 and 1122.
Rule, On Eadmer's Elaboration of the first four Books of "Historiae novorum" (1886); and Pere Ragey, Eadmer (Paris, 1892).
He was buried at Ripon, whence, according to Eadmer, his bones were afterwards removed to Canterbury.
Wilfrid's life was written shortly after his death by Eddius at the request of Acca, his successor at Hexham, and Tatbert, abbot of Ripon - both intimate friends of the great bishop. Other lives were written by Frithegode in the loth, by Folcard in the IIth, and by Eadmer early in the 12th century.
See Eadmer, Historia novorum, edited by M.
He draws on William of Poitiers; for the first crusade he mainly follows Fulcher of Chartres; his knowledge of Anselm's primacy comes mainly from Eadmer; and at least up to 1 100, he makes use of an English chronicle.