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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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.

Flores historiarum

The first Flores Historiarum was created by St Albans writer, Roger of Wendoverwho foores his chronology from the creation up tothe year before his death. 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.

However, like most chronicles, it is now valued not so much for what was culled from previous writers, as for its full and lively narrative of contemporary events from to[1] including the signing dlores Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede. The book has survived in one hidtoriarum manuscript in the Bodleian Library Douce manuscripta mutilated 14th century copy in the British Library Cotton manuscript Otho B. Henry Richards LuardRolls Seriesseven volumes.


Flores Historiarum | Chetham’s Library

From and through the reign of King John it draws on a source common between it and the Annales Sancti Edmundi later also used by John de Taxsterand also some annals added to the St. Albans copy of Diceto. The date of creation of the earliest nucleus of the compilation has been disputed.

The manuscript in the Bodleian Library, written out ca.

Considering the text itself, some of the earlier parts of the work draw heavily on the Historia scholastica ca. The second and more widely distributed Flores Historiarum runs from the creation to although some of the earlier manuscripts end at It was compiled by various persons and quickly acquired contemporary popularity, for it was continued by many hands in many manuscript traditions.

The earliest manuscript, the basis for all the various continuations, was conserved in Chetham’s LibraryManchester.

This manuscript was carried down towith brief notes and emendations in the hand of Matthew Paris. The Flores Historiarum is markedly opposed to Robert the Bruce. According to the chronicle after Bruce had had himself historiaarum king of Scots in the spring ofLady Elisabeth Bruce tells her husband: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Both cited by VaughanMatthew Parisp.

Chronicle continuation in the Flores historiarum (Chetham’s MS. 6712)

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. We have already seen both features in.

Ill, ; for other ‘summer kings’, see E. Retrieved from ” https: English chronicles 14th-century history books 13th-century Latin books 14th-century Latin books.

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