Master Robert Wace, an Anglo-Norman poet, born in Jersey about 1110, died probably in England about 1184. His name is variously written. He resided at Caen, and is supposed to have been a favorite chaplain of Henry II. In 1161 he was a canon of the cathedral church at Bayeux. His authentic works comprise Le roman de Rou (Rollo) et des dues de Normandie, a poem written about 1170, partly in Alexandrine and partly in octosyllabic verse, and remarkable as a monument of the language and as a picturesque record of memorable events, including the Norman conquest of England; Le roman de Brut (1155), a paraphrastic version of Geoffrey of Monmouth's "British History;" Le Chronique ascendante des dues de Normandie; and some shorter poems. A critical edition of the Roman de Rou, with notes by F. Pluquet, was published in Rouen in 1827 (2 vols. 8vo); and more recently has been published " The Conquest of England, from Wace's Poem," translated by Sir Alexander Malet (4to, London, 1860), including the text illustrated by photographs from the Bayeux tapestry.