The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles: Hitherto Unnoticed Witnesses to the Work of John of Worcester

Edited by Paul Antony Hayward (Lancaster University, England) Translated by Paul Antony Hayward (Lancaster University, England)
2010 | (2 vols.) 750 + xxxviii pp. | 6 color ills. | Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 978-0-86698-421-8 | MRTS 373
$140 | £106

The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles are the foremost examples of ‘the breviate world chronicle in annalistic format’ to survive for twelfth-century England. Their importance lies not only in what they have to say about the histories of houses and regions in which they were produced, but also in their close connection with the Chronica chronicarum of John of Worcester. This book edits and translates both texts in full for the first time. It includes comprehensive source-critical and historical commentaries, and an extensive introduction explaining their genesis, their textual affinities, and their purpose.