Chardri (late 12th–early 13th centuries) was an Anglo-Norman poet, probably from western England. His pen name is probably an anagram of Richard.[1]

Three of his poems, all in rhyming octosyllabic couplets, have survived:

His work is transmitted in manuscripts alongside The Owl and the Nightingale.[5]


  1. ^ Cartlidge, Neil (2015). The works of Chardri. Three poems in the French of thirteenth-century England: The life of the seven sleepers, the life of St. Josaphaz and the little debate. Tempe, Arizona. ISBN 978-0-86698-513-0. OCLC 900333024.
  2. ^ Rutledge, Timothy James Stuart (1973). A critical edition of "La vie de seint Josaphaz", a thirteenth-century poem by the Anglo-Norman poet Chardri (PhD thesis). University of Toronto. ProQuest 302690772.
  3. ^ Merrilees, Brian (1977). La vie des set dormanz. London. ISBN 0-905474-02-3. OCLC 4008070.
  4. ^ Merrilees, Brian (1970). Le petit plet. Oxford. ISBN 0-631-11990-6. OCLC 82561.
  5. ^ Cartlidge, Neil (1997). "The composition and social context of Oxford, Jesus College, MS 29 (II) and London, British Library, MS Cotton Caligula A. ix". Medium Ævum. 66 (2): 250. doi:10.2307/43630065. JSTOR 43630065.