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    william of malmesbury Quotes

    What task could be more agreeable than to tell of the benefits conferred on us by our ancestors, so that you may get to know the achievements of those from whom you have received both the basis of your beliefs and the inspiration to conduct your life properly.
    — William of Malmesbury
    I, indeed, following the true law of history, have never set down any fact that I have not learned from trustworthy speakers or writers.
    — William of Malmesbury
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    We have experienced the truth of this prophecy, for England has become the habitation of outsiders and the dominion of foreigners. Today, no Englishman is earl, bishop, or abbott, and newcomers gnaw away at the riches and very innards of England; nor is there any hope for an end of this misery.
    — William of Malmesbury
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