His edition of the Flores historiarum, published in three volumes in , remains the standard work. This Latin chronicle, compiled at St Albans and. Cambridge Core – British History – Flores historiarum – edited by Henry Richards Luard. Cambridge Core – British History Before – Flores historiarum – edited by Henry Richards Luard.

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Retrieved from ” https: The second and more widely distributed Flores Historiarum runs from the creation to although some of the earlier manuscripts end at The first chronicle written at the abbey was the Flores historiaruma universal chronicle spanning from Creation to As historians still do, he built on the work of former generations of St Albans monks, and of earlier Benedictines such as Bede.

It was compiled by various persons and quickly acquired contemporary popularity, for it was continued by many hands in many manuscript traditions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Contact us Sitemap A-Z Privacy policy.

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The implication is of a battle between the ‘kings’ of Summer and Winter43 in which the ‘Summer King’ is killed, and also that his consort is hostile to him. This histotiarum section constitutes roughly a sixth of the manuscript, covering ff.

This manuscript was carried down towith brief notes and emendations in the hand of Histoeiarum Paris. The date of creation of the earliest nucleus of the compilation has been disputed.

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Reading, Robert de d. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: Roger, of Wendover, d. The Flores Historiarum is markedly opposed to Robert the Bruce. Combined with the patchy parchment quality and it seems unlikely that this section was intended for use outside of the monastic community.

This MS is the earliest and most important representative of the text of the Flores, and as such is still an invaluable source for historians as well as an object of beauty and interest in itself.

Coronation of Edward I. Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat In contrast, the Westminster section of the manuscript is far more erratic.

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While most great Benedictine houses produced a historiographical tradition, that of St Albans had the greatest continuity of effort over the centuries and produced some of the most important contemporary historical witnesses to the reigns of many English kings.

For the most recent theory of authorship cf.

Annal entries for The Flores Historiarum Flowers of History is the name of two different though related Latin chronicles by medieval English historians that were created in the 13th century, associated originally with the Abbey of St Albans. Roger claims in his preface to have selected “from the books of catholic writers worthy of credit, just as flowers of various colours are gathered from various fields. Search this index Full-text Catalog. By using this site, you agree hiwtoriarum the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection. Albans and Westminster; the continuation from to is by Robert of Reading.

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Your email address will not be published. Albans copy of Diceto. English chronicles 14th-century history books 13th-century Latin books 14th-century Latin books.

It is the work of nine scribes with the short entries of each scribe and gaps after each entry suggesting it was being actively compiled at the time of writing. Go to Public Collections to browse other people’s collections. Without one scribe to consistently continue the chronicle the standard of presentation diminished and the status of the manuscript decreased. The Benedictine abbey of St Albans, England, is well known for its history and chronicle production in the late middle ages, particularly the work of Matthew Paris and Thomas Walsingham.

Ill, ; for other ‘summer kings’, see E. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The earliest manuscript, the basis for all the various continuations, was conserved in Chetham’s LibraryManchester.

Edited by Henry Richards Luard. The manuscript in the Bodleian Library, written out ca. Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her majesty’s Treasury, under the direction of the Master of the Rolls.

Henry Richards LuardRolls Seriesseven volumes.