List of English chronicles

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This is a list of the most important Chronicles relevant to the kingdom of England in the period from the Norman Conquest to the beginning of the Tudor dynasty (1066–1485). The chronicles are listed under the name by which they are commonly referred to. Some chronicles are known under the name of the chronicler to whom they are attributed, while some of these writers also have more than one work to their name. Though works may cover more than one reign, each chronicle is listed only once, with the dates covered. Only post-conquest dates have been included. Though many chronicles claim to describe history "from the earliest times" (from Brutus, from the creation, ab urbe condita), they are normally only useful as historical sources for their own times. Some of the later works, such as Polydore Vergil and Thomas More, are as close to history in the modern sense of the word, as to medieval chronicles.

William I (1066–1087), and William II (1087–1100)[edit]

Henry I (1100–1135)[edit]

Stephen (1135–1154)[edit]

Henry II (1154–1189)[edit]

Richard I, the Lionheart (1189–1199)[edit]

John of England (1199–1216)[edit]

Henry III (1216–1272)[edit]

Edward I (1272–1307)[edit]

Edward II (1307–1327)[edit]

Edward III (1327–1377)[edit]

Richard II (1377–1399) and Henry IV (1399–1413)[edit]

Henry V (1413–1422)[edit]

Henry VI (1422–1461 and 1470–1471)[edit]

Edward IV (1461–1470 and 1471–1483)[edit]

Richard III (1483–1485)[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Given-Wilson, Chris (2004). Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England. London: Hambledon. ISBN 1-85285-358-1. 

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