Luce de Gast

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Luce de Gast (or Luces de Gast) born c. 1190, was lord of the castle of Gast, near Salisbury. He is the reputed author of the first part of the French poem, Tristan. Hunt in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography casts doubt on all aspects of the identification.[1]

It has been suggested that 'Gast' is Gastard in Wiltshire.[2]


  •  Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). [ "Gast, Luce de" ] Check |ws link in chapter= value (help). Dictionary of National Biography. 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. Hunt, Tony. "Gast, Luce of". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10440.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. Mary Bateson, Mediaeval England: English feudal society from the Norman conquest to the middle of the fourteenth century (1904), p. 175: "Gastard near Corsham, Wilts, may perhaps be the place in question".