AN ECLECTIC LIBRARY.

Medieval Chronicles.

Crusades.

Chronicles of the Crusades, being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion, by Richard of Devises and Geoffrey de Vinsauf; and of the Crusade of Saint Louis, by Lord John de Joinville. London: Henry G, Bohn, 1848. —Quoth the librarian, “The chronicle here attributed to Geoffrey de Vinsauf is now shown to be, in large part, a Latin translation of Ambrose’s L’estoire de la guerre sainte, probably made by Richard, canon and prior of Holy Trinity, London, about 1200. cf. Gross, Sources and literature of English history.”
Another copy.
Another copy.

England.

Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores; or, Chronicles and memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages. A long series gets its own page.

Chronicon Angliae Petriburgense. Iterum post sparkium com cod. MSto contulit J. A. Giles, LL.D. London: D. Nutt, 1845.

William of Malmesbury.

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi Gesta Regum Anglorum, atque Historia Novella. Ad fidem codicum manuscriptorum recensuit Thomas Duffus Hardy. Londini: Sumptibus Societatis, 1840. —A particularly beautiful edition, with very clear type, English marginal headings, and engraved initials, scanned at high resolution.

Vol. I.

Vol. II.

William of Malmesbury’s Chronicle of the Kings of England, from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen. With notes and illustrations. By J. A. Giles. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1847. —Giles revised an earlier translation by the Rev. John Sharpe.

Robert of Gloucester.

Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle. Transcrib’d, and now first publish’d, from a MS in the Harleyan Library by Thomas Haerne, M.A. To which is added, besides a Glossary and other Improvements, a Continuation (by the Author himself) of this Chronicle from a MS. in the Cottonian library. Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1724.—The first volume only, in a poorly scanned copy of a beautiful blackletter edition. The edition, however, was reprinted in roman type in the Works of Thomas Hearne, below.

Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle (in the Works of Thomas Hearne).

Vol. I.

Vol. II.

Geoffrey the Baker: Chronicon Galfridi le Baker de Swynebroke. Edited with notes by Edward Maunde Thompson. Oxford, 1889.

Monk of St. Alban’s: Chronicon Angliae ab anno Domini 1328 usque ad annum 1388. Edited by Edward Maunde Thompson. London: Longman & Co., 1874.

Enguerrand de Monstrelet: The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happened in the kingdom of France, as well as in other countries. A history of fair example, and of great profit to the French. Beginning at the year MCCCC., where that of Sir John Froissart finishes, and ending at the year MCCCCLXVII., and continued by others to the year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq.

Vol. I.
Another copy.

Vol. II.

Scotland.

Johannis de Fordun Chronica Gentis Scotorum. Edited by William F. Skene. Edinburgh: Edmondston and Douglas, 1871. —See the translation below.

John of Fordun’s Chronicle of the Scottish Nation. Translated from the Latin by Felix J. H. Skene. Edited by William F. Skene. Edinburgth: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872. —Translation of the above.