Hugo Falkand is an Italian historian, author of the chronicle Liber de Regno Sicilie (“The stories of Sicilian tyrants” - in a traditional translation), covering the events of 1154 - 1169 . In his book he gave a detailed account of the events taking place in the Sicilian kingdom during the reign of William I the Evil and in the early childhood of William II the Good .
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Hugo Falkand in his narrative focuses on the atmosphere of scandals and intrigue reigning in the Sicilian court. Most of the government (Wilhelm the Evil, Margarita of Navarre , Mayo of Bari , Matteo Bonnellus , Stefan du Persh , Henri de Montescalozo , Gilbert Gravinsky , Matteo d'Agello ) and church ( Walter Mill , Richard Palmer ) figures have received destructive criticism of Falkand. He owns the stories of Wilhelm the Evil's murder of his own son Roger , the brutal massacre of the rebel barons of Apulia and Campania , gossip about the connection of Margarita of Navarre and Mayo, her own with Stephen du Perche. As a chronicler, Hugo Falkand is extremely tendentious, but a number of historical events can only be found in his book, which makes The History of Sicilian Tyrants an important source.
The identity of Hugo Falkand is not known for certain. His knowledge of the hidden springs of Sicilian history betrays his belonging to the highest circles of Sicilian nobility. Meanwhile, his unflattering reviews of all the figures of Sicilian history do not allow him to determine his political preferences. Recent studies of Evelyn Jamison identify Falkand with Eugene, Sicilian admiral since 1190 ( Eugene Palermo ).
Sources and links
- Norwich, J. The Rise and Sunset of the Sicilian Kingdom. Normans in Sicily: 1130–1194. - M., 2005. ISBN 5-9524-1752-3
- Text Liber de Regno Sicilie 'in the original .