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 Robert le Diable.Robert of Brunne, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Robert the Devil.
Robert, first Duke of Normandy; so called for his daring and cruelty. The Norman tradition is that his wandering ghost will not be allowed to rest till the Day of Judgment. He is also called Robert the Magnificent. (1028–1035.)   1

 Robert le Diable.Robert of Brunne, 

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