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The Vision of Gunthelm
WithEileen Gardiner
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Also called the Vision of a Cistercian Novice, possibly by Peter the Venerable (d. 1156), but certainly by someone living in France. It was later included in an abbreviated version in Helinand’s Chronicle (Bk. 48) where he dates it to 1161 and, based on Helinand’s Chronicle, in Vincent of Beauvais’ Speculum Historiale dated 1187 as “The Vision of a Cistercian Novice.” The visionary is an English monk named William (Gunthelm, or Gunthelin, or Gundelin), and the vision may have taken place at Rievaulx (Yorkshire).