Robert de Gretham

Robert de Gretham, alternatively Robert de Greetham, (fl. 13th century) was an Anglo-Norman literary person and cleric.[1] He was noted for the book Etude sur le Miroir ou les Evangiles des domnees.[2][3][4]

Etude was written for a Lady Elena of Quency. However, de Grethammay have been aiming at a broader audience by using a amasculine plural. The work was intended to act as a "Looking Glass for the Soul", hence the title.[5]

De Gretham may have also written Corset, a book on popular theology. It was dedicated to someone named Alain and Alain's wife.[6]


  1. ^ William W. Kibler (January 1995). Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. Psychology Press. p. 1519. ISBN 978-0-8240-4444-2.
  2. ^ Robert Earl Kaske; Arthur Groos; Michael W. Twomey (1 January 1988). Medieval Christian Literary Imagery: A Guide to Interpretation. University of Toronto Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-8020-6663-3.
  3. ^ Catalogue of Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Vol. 5. Manuscripts : Pt. 1. Medieval. Brewer. 1992. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-85991-341-6.
  4. ^ Gordon Hall Gerould (1916). Saints' Legends. Houghton Mifflin Company. pp. 167–168.
  5. ^ Cate Gunn (2008). Ancrene Wisse: From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality. University of Wales. pp. 185–. ISBN 978-0-7083-2034-1.
  6. ^ Albert C. Baugh; Kemp Malone (2 September 2003). The Literary History of England: Vol 1: The Middle Ages (to 1500). Routledge. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-134-94833-8.