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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Luard in the s. 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 Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection.

Search this index Full-text Catalog. 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. What we see is a continuation of the basic layout but with a large amount of fluctuation: Boolean terms must be in uppercase.

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Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat 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. 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.

Contact us Sitemap A-Z Privacy policy. Albans copy of Diceto. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Flores Historiarum Flowers of History is the name hisoriarum 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.


Henry Richards LuardRolls Seriesseven volumes. Find in a library.

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As historians still do, he built on the work of former generations of St Albans monks, and of earlier Benedictines such as Bede. 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 of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.

Paris, Matthew, Published: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her majesty’s Treasury, under the direction of the Master of the Rolls. 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. According to the chronicle after Bruce had had himself crowned king of Scots in the spring ofLady Elisabeth Bruce tells her husband: Views Read Edit View history.

In contrast, the Westminster section of the manuscript is far more erratic. This latter section constitutes roughly a sixth histkriarum the manuscript, covering ff.

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The text covering the period to is based on the author’s Chronica majora; the text hidtoriarum the period was partly compiled and partly composed by various writers at St. 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.


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.

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Create your own Hitoriarum Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection. The latter is part of the Westminster continuation and highlights the different standard of production. 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. Roger, of Wendover, d. Go to Public Collections to browse other people’s collections. Advanced full-text search Advanced catalog search Search tips Full view only.

It was compiled by various persons and quickly acquired contemporary popularity, for it was continued historixrum many hands in many manuscript traditions.

Ill, ; for other ‘summer kings’, see E. The only important illustrations in the work are ten coronation scenes, beginning with a double-width scene of the coronation of Historiarym the Confessor, in honour of whom Henry III had rebuilt Westminster Abbey in the shape we now see it, making it then as now the royal abbey par excellence.

The manuscript in the Bodleian Library, hitsoriarum out ca.