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 abbey was a royal foundation already ancient by the mid-thirteenth century, when the majority of this MS was being written out, and was often the place of residence of the peripatetic court of Henry III.
According to the chronicle after Bruce had had himself crowned king of Scots in the spring ofLady Elisabeth Bruce tells her husband: Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: Full-text searching is available within public or private collectionsand within individual items.
Find in a library. Henry Richards LuardRolls Seriesseven volumes. Combined with the patchy parchment historiwrum and it seems unlikely that this section was intended for use outside of the monastic community. 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.
Your email address will not be published. The text covering the period to is based on the author’s Chronica majora; the text covering the period was partly compiled and partly composed by various writers at St.
The only important illustrations in the work are ten coronation scenes, beginning with a double-width scene of the coronation of Edward the Confessor, in honour of whom Henry III had rebuilt Westminster Abbey in the historisrum we now see it, making it then as now the royal abbey par excellence.
Learn how your comment data is processed. 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.
From and through the reign of King John it draws on a source historiqrum between it and the Annales Sancti Edmundi later also used by John de Taxsterand also some annals added to the St. There is also a lack of consistency in the script used, from a near-cursive rotunda to a very formal semi-quadrata see images above.
Coronation of Edward I. Search this index Full-text Flodes. The latter is part of the Westminster continuation and highlights the different standard of production. Boolean terms must be in uppercase. However, like most chronicles, it is now valued not so much flore what was culled from previous writers, as for its full and lively narrative of contemporary events from to including the signing of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.
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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. Views Read Edit View historiarym. Retrieved from ” https: The first chronicle written at the abbey was the Flores historiaruma universal chronicle spanning from Creation to Annal entries for In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
The second and more widely distributed Flores Historiarum runs from the creation to although some of the earlier manuscripts end at Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Luard in the s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was compiled by various persons and quickly acquired contemporary popularity, for it was continued by many hands in many manuscript historiarjm.
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The date of creation of the earliest nucleus of the compilation has been disputed. We have already seen both features in.
The book has survived in one thirteenth-century manuscript in the Bodleian Library Douce manuscripta mutilated 14th century copy in the British Library Cotton manuscript Otho B. Without one scribe to consistently continue florse chronicle the standard of presentation diminished and the status of the manuscript decreased.