Matthaei Parisiensis Chronica Majora

Author: Matthew Paris,Henry Richards Luard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108049036

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 5844

A Church of England clergyman and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Henry Richards Luard (1825-91) edited a number of works in the Rolls Series, for which he was noted for the quality of his indexing and the depth of his commentary. This seven-volume work, first published between 1872 and 1883, has been hailed as one of the best editions in the series. It is a rich source for English history from the Creation to 1259, written by England's greatest medieval historian. Matthew Paris (c.1200-59) became a monk at St Albans in 1217 and had access to a wide variety of documents as an acquaintance of such men as Bishop Robert Grosseteste and King Henry III, whom he knew well. The Latin text of Volume 5 covers the period 1248-59. Given the belief that time would end in 1250, apocalyptic verses conclude the Chronica in that year.

Rolls Series

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 1562


John Selden's Formative Years

Politics and Society in Early Seventeenth-century England

Author: David Sandler Berkowitz

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780918016911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 545

A lively account of the early life and times of John Selden, man of letters, jurist, historian, linguist, and parliamentarian. The discussion encompasses all of his writings, the tensions between parliament and the crown, and the Petition of Right and Selden's precedent cases.

The Medieval Manuscript Book

Author: Michael Johnston,Michael Van Dussen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107066190

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7867

Situates the medieval manuscript within its cultural contexts, with chapters by experts in bibliographical and theoretical approaches to manuscript study.

Reconstruction and measurement of landscape change

a study of six parishes in the St Albans area

Author: Jonathan Hunn

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 4914

The initial aim of the research from which this book arose was to place the Romano-British villa at Gorhambury near St Albans, Hertfordshire, within the context of the resources which it might have exploited and the economic organisation for which it was a focus. What resulted was a much wider history and reconstruction of the Gorhambury landscape itself. This `Study of six parishes in the St Albans area' presents an analysis and measurement of the changing landscape from the pre-medieval and medieval periods to the early modern, examining such themes as settlement, field systems, land use, and administration.

Leper Knights

The Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, C. 1150-1544

Author: David Marcombe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830672

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3511

An illustrated history of the English branch of the Order of St Lazarus, founded to care for lepers and send leper knights to the Crusades.

Flores Historiarum

Author: Henry Richards Luard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108053343

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 5697

This important Latin chronicle covering the period from the Creation to 1326 was compiled at St Albans and Westminster. It was edited for the Rolls Series by Henry Richards Luard (1825-91) and published in three volumes in 1890. Volume 1 contains the annals to 1066.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108076386

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

View: 2329

Published 1882-98, this ten-part work by Harvard's first professor of English became an essential resource for scholars and folklorists.