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A Collection of the Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain, Now Called England, Jean de Wavrin, Edited and translated by Edward L. C. P. Hardy, Volume 3

In the mid-1440s, French knight Jean de Wavrin (c.1400–c.1473) took on the monumental task of compiling the first full-length history of England, spanning almost two millennia. Wavrin, who belonged to a noble family of Artois, was a chronicler under Philip the Good and Charles the Bold, Dukes of Burgundy. During his military career, he often fought on the side of the English, and was keen to keep the kingdom as an ally. He gathered a unique collection of records and used his own first-hand observations to write a work that provides a fascinating insight into the interests and methods of a medieval historian. Part of the Rolls Series of publications of historical documents, this volume, first published in 1891, was translated and edited by Edward L. C. P. Hardy. It begins with the death of Henry V and ends with the trial of Joan of Arc.--, Provided by publisher
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1 online resource (viii, 354 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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