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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 871 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THOMAS WYKES, English chronicler, was a canon regular of Oseney Abbey, near Oxford. He was the author of a chronicle extending from Io66 to 1289, which is printed among the monastic annals edited by H. R. Luard for the " Rolls " Series. He gives an account of the barons' war from a royalist standpoint, and is a severe critic of Montfort's policy. He is of some value for the reign of Edward I. His work is closely connected with the Oseney Annals, which are printed parallel with his work by Luard, but from 1258 to 1278 Wykes is an independent authority. See H. R. Luard's Annales monastici, vol. iv. (1869) ; and earlier edition in Gale's Scriptores quinque, pp. 21-128.
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