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The First Vampirologist: William of Newburgh

William of Newburgh life’s work was culminated in his Historia Rerum Anglicarum, a chronicle of English history from 1066 until the year of his death, 1098.

William of Newburgh was born in 1136 in the Yorkshire town of Bridlington but as a youth moved to the Augustinian Priory at Newburgh where he lived for the rest of his life.  From an early age, his superiors in the priory realized he had great scholarly talents and urged him to make use of them.  His life’s work was …

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