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In the first two volumes is a History of England, from the death of Henry III. to the death of Henry V., by Themas Walsingham, Precentor of St. Albans, from M8. VII. in the Arundel Collection in the College of Arms, London, a manuseript of the fifteenth century, collated with MS. 18 E. IX. in the King's Library in the British Museum, and MS. VII. in the Parker Collection or Manuseripts at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

In the 3rd volume is a Chronicle of English History, attributed to William Rishanger, whe lived in the reign of Edward I., from the Cotton MS. Faustina B. IX. in the British Museum, collated with MS. It 0. VII. (fols. 21!>-23l) in the King's Library, British Museum, and the Cotton MS. Claudius E. III. fols. 30*1-331: an account of transactions attending the award of the kingdom or Scotland to John Balliol, 12U1-1202, from MS. Cotton. Claudius D. VI., also attributed to William Rishanger, but on no sufficient ground: a short Chronicle of English History, 1292 to 1300, by an unknown hand, from MS. Cotton. Claudius D. VI.: a ahert Chronicle Willclmi Rishanger fiesta Edwardl Primi, Regis Anglhe, from MS. 14 C. I. in the Royal Library, and MS. Cotton. Claudius D. VI, with Annates Regum Anglic, probably by the same hand : and fragments of three Chronicles of English History, 12s5 to 1307.

In the 4th volume is a Chronicle of English History, 1260 to 129(1, from MS. Cotton. Claudius D. VI.: Annals of Edward II., 1307 to 1323, by John de Trokelowe, a monk of St. Albans, and a continuation of Trokelowe's Annals, 132S, 132*, by Henry de Blaneforde, both from MS. Cotton. Claudius D. VI.: a full Chronicle of English History, 1392 to 1406, from MS. VII. in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; and an account of the Benefactors of St. Albans, written in the early part of the 15th century 'rom MS. VI. in the same Library.

The 6th, 6th, and 7th volumes contain a history of the Abbots of St. Albans, 703 to 1411, mainly compiled by Thomas Walsingham, from MS. Cotton. Claudius E. IV., in the British Museum: with a Continuation, from the closing pages of Parker MS. VII., in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

The sth and 9th volumes, in continuation of the Annals, contain a Chronicle, probably by John Amundesham, a monk of St. Albans.

The 10th and 11th volumes relate especially to the acts and proceedings of Abbots WhethamKtede, Albon, and Wallingford. and may be considered as a memorial of the chief historical and domestic events during these periods.

The 12th volume contains a compendious History of England to the reign of Henry V., and of Normandy in early times, also by Tbomas Walsingham, and dedicated to Henry V. The compiler has often substituted other autherities in place of those consulted in the preparation of his larger work.

29. Chronicon Abbatle Eveshamensis, Auctoribus Dominico Priore Eve


Una Cum Continuatione Ad Annum 1418. Edited by the Rev. W. D. Macr A v.

Bodleian Library, Oxford. 1863.

The Chronicle of Evesham illustrates the history of that important monastery from its foundation by Egwin, about 690, to tho year 141s. Its chief feature is on autobiography, which makes us acquainted with tho inner daily life of a great abbey, such as but rarely has been recorded. Interspersed are many notices of general, personal, and local history which will be read with much interest. This work exists in a single MS., and is for the first time printed.


Vol. I., 447-871. Vol. JX, 872-1066. Edited by John E. B. Mayor, M.A.,

Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. 1863-1869.

The compiler, Richard of Cirencester, was a monk of Westminster, 1355-1400. In 1391 he obtained a licence to make a pilgrimage to Rome. His history, in four books, extends from 447 to lOfifl. He announces his intention of continuing it, but there is no evidence that he completed any more. This chronicle gives many charters in favour of Westminster Abbey, and a very full account of the lives and miracles of the saints, especially of Edward the Confessor, whose reign occupies the fourth book. A treatise on the Coronation, by William of Sudbury, a monk of Westminster, fills book iii. c. 3. It was on this auther that C. J. Bertram fathered his forgery, Ve Situ Britiania, in 1747.

31. Year Books 0* The Reign of Edward The First. Tears 20-21, 21-22, 30-31, 32-33, and 33-35 Edw. L; and 11-12 Edw. HI. Edited and trans, lafed by Alfred John Horwood, Esq., of the Middle Temple Barristerat-Law. Years 12-13, 13-14, and 14 Edward III. Edited and translated by Luke Owen Pike, Esq., M.A., of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law. 1863-1886.

The "Tear Books" arc the earliest of our Law Reports. They contain matter not only of practical utility to lawyers in the present day, but also illustrative of almost every branch of history, while for certain philological purposes they hold a position absolutely unique. The history of the constitution and of the law, of procedure, and of practice, the iurisdiction of the various Courts, and their relation to one another, as well as to the Sovereign and Council, cannot be known witheut the aid of the Tear Books.

32. Narratives Op The Expulsion Op The English Prom Normandy 1449-1450. —Robertus Blondelli de Rednctione Normannite: Le Reconvrement de Normendie, par Berry, Herault du Roy: Conferences between the Ambassadors of France and England. Edited, from MSS. in tlie Imperial Library at Paris, by the Rev. Joseph Stevenson, M.A., of University College, Durham. 1863.

This volume contains the narrative of an eye-witness whe details with considerable power and minuteness the circumstances which attended tho final expulsion of the English from Normandy in 1450. Commencing with the infringement of the truce by the capture of Fongeres, and ending with the battle of Formigny and the embarkation of the Duke of Somerset. The period embraced is less than two years.


33. HlSTOBIA ET Cartularitjm MONASTERII S. PETRI Gloucestri.*. Vols. I., II.,

and III. Edited by W. H. Hart, Esq., F.S.A., Membre correspondant de la Society des Antiquaires de Normandie. 18C3-1867.

This work consists of two parts, the History and the Cartulary of the Monastery of St. Peter, Gloucester. The history furnishes an account of the monastery from its foundation, in the year Cs1, to the early part of the reign of Richard II., together with a calendar of donations and benefactions. It treats principally of the affairs of tho monastery, hut occasionally matters of general history are introduced. Its authership has generally been assigned to Walter Froucester the twentieth abbot, but witheut any foundation.

34. Alexandri Neckam De Naturis Rerum Libri Duo; with Neckam's Poem, De Laudibus Divin* Sapienti.*. Edited by 1'bomas Wright, Esq., M.A. 1863.

Neckam was a man whe devoted himself to science, such as it was iu tho twelfth century. In the " De Naturis Rerum" are to bo found what may be called the rudiments of many scienccs mixed up with much error and ignorance. Neckam was not thought infallible, even by his contemporaries, for Roger Bacon remarks of him, "This Alexander in many things wrote whnt was "true and useful; hut no neither can nor ought by iust title to be reckoned among authorities." Neckam, hewever, had sulficient independence of theught to differ from some of the scheolmen whe in his time considered themselves tho only iudges of literature. He had his own views in morals, and in giving us a glimpse of them, as well as of his other opinions, he throws much light upon the manners, customs, and general tono of thought prevalent inthe twelfth century. The poem entitled " De Laudihus Divhue Sapiential" appears to be a metrical paraphrase or abridgment of the " De Naturis Rerum." It is written in the elegiac metre, and theugh there are many lines whicn violate classical rules, it is, as a whele, above the ordinary standard of mediaeval Latin.

35. Leechdoms, Wortcunning, And Starcrapt of Eaely England; being a Collection of Documents illustrating the History of Science in this Country before the Norman Conquest. Vols. I., II., and III. Collected and edited by the Eev. T. Oswald Cockayne, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge, 1864-1866.

This work illustrates not only the history of science, but the history of superstition. In addition to the information bearing directly upon the medical skill and medical faith of tho times, there arc many passages which incidentally„throw light upon the general mode of life and ordinary diet. The volumes aro iuteresting not only in their scientific, but also in their social aspect. The manuseripts from which they have been printed aro valuable to the Anglo-Saxon schelar for tho illustrations they afford of Anglo-Saxon orthegraphy.

36. Annales Monastici. Vol. I.:—Annales de Margan, 1066-1232; Annales de Theokesberia, 1066-1263; Annales do Burton, 1004-1263. Vol.11.:— Annales Monasterii de Wintonia. 519-1277; Annales Monasterii de Waverleia, 1-1291. Vol. III. :--Annales Prioratus de Dunstaplia, 1-1297. Annales Monasterii do Bormundesoia, 1042-1432. Vol. IV.:—Annales Monasterii de Oseneia, 1016-1347; Chronicon vulgo dictum Chronicon Thomas Wykes, 1066-1289; Annales Prioratus de Wigornia, 1-1377. Vol. V.:—Index and Glossary. Edited by Henry Richards Luard, M.A., Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Trinity College, and Registrary of the University, Cambridge. 1864-1869.

The present collection of Monastic Annals embraces all tho more important chronicles compiled in religious heuses in England during the thirteenth century. These distinct works are ten in number. The extreme period which they embrace ranges from tho year X to 1432, although they refer more especially to the reigns of John, Henry III., and Edward I. Some of these narratives have already appeared in print, but others are printed for the first time.

37. Magna Vita S. Hugonis Episcopi Lincolniensis. From MSS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the Imperial Library, Paris. Edited by the Rev. James F. Dimock, M.A., Rector of Barnburgh, Yorkshire. 1864.

This work contains a number of very curious and interesting incidents, and being the work of a contemporary, is very valuable, not only as a truthful biography of a celebrated ecclesiastic, but as the work of a man, whe, from personal knowledge, gives notices ofpassing events, as well as of individuals who were then taking active part in public affairs. The auther, in all probability, was Adam Abbot of Evesham. He was domestic chaplain and private confessor of Bishep Hugh, and in theso capacities was admitted to the closest intimacy. Bishop Hugh was Prior of Witham for 11 years before he became Bishop of Lincoln. His conseeration took place on the 21st September 11s6; he died on the 16th of November 1200; and was canonized in 1220.

38. Chronicles And Memorials Op The Reign Op Richard The First. Vol. I.:—

Itinerarium Pereghinorum Et Gesta Regis Ricardi. Vol. II.:—Epistols

Castuarienses; the Letters of the Prior and Convent of Christ Church,

Canterbury; 1187 to 1199. Edited by William Stubrs, M.A., Vicar of

Navestock, Essex, and Lambeth Librarian. 1864-1865.

The authorship of the Chronicle in Vol. 1., hitherto aseribed to Geoffrey Vinesauf, is now more correctly aseribed to Richard, Canon of the Holy Trinity of London. The narrative eitends from 11s7 to 1109 ; but its chief interest consists in the minute and authentic narrative which it furnishes of the exploits of Richard I., from his departure from England in December 11s9 to his 16

dentil in 1199. The auther states in hit* prologue that he was an eye-witness of much that he records; and various incidental circumstances which occur in the course of the narrative conllrm this assertion.

Tim letters in Vol. II., written between 11S7 and 1199, are of value as furnishing authentic materials for the history uf the ecclesiastical condition of England during the reign of Richard 1. They had their origin in a dispute which arose from the attempts of Baldwin and Hubert, archbisheps of Canterbury, to found a college of secular canons, a proiect which gave great umbrage to the monki of Canterbury, whe siw in it a design to supplant them in their function of metropolitan chapter. These letters are printed, for the first time, from a MS. belonging to the archiepiscopal library at Lambeth.

39. Recueil DE3 Croniques ET ANCH1ENNES IsTORIBS BE LA GRANT Bretaigne A

Present Komme EnoLeterre, par Jehan De Waurin. Vol. I. AlbLna to 688.
Vol. II., 1399-1422. Vol. III., 1422-1431. Edited by Sir William Hardy,
F.S.A. 1864-1879. Vol. IV. 1431-1443. Edited by Sir William Harby,
F.S.A., and Bbwarb L. C. P. Hardy, Esq., F.S.A. 1884.

40. A Collection Op The Chronicles And Ancient Histories Op Great Britain, Now Called England, by John DE Wavrin. Albina to 688. (Translation of the precoding Vols. L and II.) Edited and translated by Sir William Hardy, F.S.A., and Edward L. C. P. Hardy, Esq., F.S.A. 1864-1887.

This curious chronicle extends from tho fabulous period of history down to the return of Edward IV. to Eugland In the year 1471 after the second deposition of Henry VI. The manuseript from which the text of the work is taken is preserved in the Imperial Library at Paris, and is believed to bo the only complete and nearly contemporary copy in existence. The work, as originally bound, was comprised in six volumes, since rebound in morocco in 12 volumes, folio maximo, vellum, and is illustrated with exquisite miniatures, vignette»l, and initial letters. It was written towards the end of the fifteenth century, having been expressly executed for Louis de Bruges, Seigneur de la Gruthuyse and Earl of Winchester, from whese cabinet it passed into the library of Louis XII. at Bloia.

41. Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, with Trevisa's Translation. Vols. I. and II. Edited by Churchill Barington, B.D., Senior Fellow of St. John's College,Cambridge. Vols. III., IV, V, VI., VII., VIIL, and IX. Edited by tho Rev. Joseph Eawson Lumby, D.D., Norrisian Professor of Divinity, Vicar of St. Edward's, Fellow of St. Catharine's College, and late Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. 1865-1886.

This is one of the many modisoval chronicles which assume the character of a history of the world. It begins with the ereation, and is brought down to the author's own time, the reign of Edward III. Prefixed to tho historical portion, is a chapter devoted to geography, in which is given a deseription of every known laud. To say that the Polychronicon was written in the fourteenth century is to say that it is not free from inaccuracies. It has, hewever, a value apart from its intrinsic mental. It enables us to form a very fair estimate of the knowledge of history and geography which well-informed reader* of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries possessed, for it was then the standard work on general history.

The two English translations, which are printed with the original Latin, afford interesting illustrations of the gradual change of our language, for one was made in the fourteenth century, the other in the fifteenth. Tho differences between Trevisa's version and that of the unknown writer are often considerable.

42. Le Livere De Reis De Brittanie E Le Livere De Reis De Engletere. Edited by John Glover, M.A., Vicar of Brading, Isle of Wight, formerly Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge. 1865.

These two treatises, theugh they cannot rank as independent narratives, are nevertheless valuable as careful abstracts of previous historians, especially "Le Livere do Reis de Engletere." Some various readings are given which are interesting to the philologist as instances of seniiSaxomzed French. It is supposed that Peter of Ickham was the supposed author.

43. Chronica Monasteiui De Melsa Ab Anno 1150 Usque Ad Annum 1406. Vols. I., II., and TII. Edited by Edward Augustus Bond, Esq., AssistantKeeper of Manuseripts, and Egerton Librarian, British Museum. 1866-1868.

The Abbey of Meaux was a Cistercian house, and the work of its abbot is both curious and valuable. It is a faithful and often minute record of the establishment of a religious community, of its progress in forming an ample revenue, of its struggles to maintain its acquisitions , and of its relations to the governing institutions of the country. In addition to the private affairs of the monastery, some light is thrown upon the public events of the t ime, which are however kept distinct, and appear at the end of the history of each abbot's administration. The text has been printed from what is said to be the autograph of the original compiler, Themas do Burton, the nineteenth abbot.

44. Matthjbi Parisiensis Historia Anglobum, Sive, Ut Vulgo Dicitub, Historia

Minoe. Vols. I., II., and III. 1067-1253. Edited by Sir Fredbric Madden, K.H., Keeper of the Manuscript Department of British Museum. 1866-1869.

The exact date at which this work was written is, according to tho chronicler, 1230. The history is of considerable value as an illustration of the period during which the auther lived, and contains a good summary of tbo events which followed the Conquest. This minor chronicle is, however, based on another work (also written by Matthew Paris) giving fuller details, which has beni called the " Historia Maior." Tho chronicle here published, nevertheless, gives some information not to be found in the greater history.


45. Liber Monasterii De Hyda: A. Chronicle And Chartulary Op Hyde Abbey, Winchester, 455-1023. Edited, from a Manuscript in the Library of the Earl of Macclesfield, by Edward Edwards, Esq. 1866.

The " Book of Hyde" is a compilation from much earlier sources which are usually indicated with considerable care and precision. In many cases, hewever, the Hyde Chronicler appears to correct, to qualify, or to amplify—either from tradition or from sources of information not now discoverable—the statements, wnjeh. in substance, he adopts. He also mention", and frequently quotes from writers whese works are either entirely lost or at present known only by fragments.

There is to be found, in the "Book of Hyde," much information relating to the reign of King Alfred which is not known to exist elsewhere. The volume contains somo curious specimens of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval English.

46. Chronicon Scotorum: A Chronicle Op Irish Appairs, from the Earliest Times to 1135; and Supplement, containing the Events from 1141 to 1150. Edited, with Translation, by William Maunsell Hennessy, Esq., M.R.I.A. 1866.

There is, in this volume, a legendary account of the peopling of Ireland and of the adventures which befell the various heroes whe are said to have beeu connected with Irish history. The details are, hewever, very meagre both for this period and for t he time when history becomes moro authentic. The plan adopted in the chronicle gives the appearance of an accuracy to which the earlier portions of the work cannot have any claim. The succession of events is marked year by year, from A.m. 1599 to A.d. 1150. The principal events narrated in the later portion of the work are, the invasions of foreigners, and the wars of the Irish among themselves. The text has been printed from a MS. preserved in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, written partly in Latin, partly in Irish.

47. The Chronicle Op Pierre De Langtopt, In French Verse, Prom The Earliest Period To The Death Op Edward I. Yols. I. and II. Edited by Thomas Wright, Esq., M.A. 1866-1868.

It is probable that Pierre de Langtoft was a canon of Bridlington, in Yorkshire, and lived in the reign of Edward I., and during a portion of the reign of Edward II. This chronicle is divided into three parts; in the first, is an abridgment of Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Historia Britonum i" in the second, a history of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings, to the death of Henry III.; in the third, a history of the reign of Edward I. Thu principal obiect of the work was apparently to show the iustice of Edward's Scottish wars. Tho language is singularly corrupt, and a curious specimen of the French of Yorkshire.

48. The War Op The Gaedhil With The Gaill, or The Invasions Op Ireland By The Danes And Other Norsemen. Edited, with a Translation, by James Henthorx Todd, D.D., Senior Fellow of Trinity College, and Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University, Dublin. 1867.

The work in its present form, in the editor's opinion, is a comparatively modern version of an undoubtedly ancient original. That it was compiled from contemporary materials has boon proved by curious incidental evidence. It is stated in the account given of the battle of Clontarf that the full tide in Dublin Bay on the day of the battle (23 April 1014) coincided with sunrise: and that the returning tido in the evening aided considerably in the defeat of tho Danes. The fact has been verified by ast ronomical calculations, and the inference is that the auther of the chronicle, if not an eye-witness, must have derived his information from eye-witnesses. The contents of tho work are sufficiently deseribed in its title. The story is told after the manner of the Scandinavian Sagas, with poems and fragments of poems introduced into the prose narrative.

49. Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi Benedicti Abbatis. Chronicle Op The Reigns Op Henry II. And Richard I., 1169-1192, known under the name of Benedict Op Peterborough. Vols. I. and II. Edited by William Stubbs, M. A., Regius Professor of Modern History, Oxford, and Lambeth Librarian. 1867.

This chronicle of the reigns of Henry II. and Richard I., known commonly under the name of Benedict of Peterborough, is one of tho best existing specimens of a class of historical compositions of the first importance to the student.

50. Munimenta Academica, Or, Documents Illustrative Op Academical Llpe 'And Studies At Oxpord (in Two Parts). Edited by the Rev. Henry Anstey,

M.A., Vicar of St. Wendron, Cornwall, and lately Vice-Principal of St

Mary Hall, Oxford. 1868.

This work will supply materials for a History of Academical Life and Studies in the University of Oxford during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries.

51. Chronica Magistri Rogeri De Houedene. Vols. I., II., III., and IV. Edited by William Siubrs, M.A., Regius Professor of Modern History, and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. 1868-1871.

This work has long been iustly celebrated* but not theroughly understood until Mr. Stubbs' edition. The earlier portion, extending from 732 to 1143. appears to be a ropy of a compilation made in Northumbria about 11(51, to which Hoveden added little. From 114s to 116»-a very valuable portion of this work—the matter is derived from another source, to which Hoveden appears to have supplied little, and not always iudiciously. From 1170 to 1192 is the portion which corresponds with tne Chronicle known under the name of Benedict of Peterborough (see No. 49); but it is not a copy, being sometimes an abridgment, at others a paraphrase; occasionally the two works entirely agree; shewing that both writers had access to tho same materials, but dealt with them differently. From 1192 to 1201 may be said to be whelly Hoveden's work; it is extremely valuable, and an autherity of the first importance.

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52. WlLLELMI Malmesbiriensis MONACni DE GrESTIS PoNTIPICUM Anglorum LlBBI QainquE. Edited, from William of Malmesbury's Autograph MS., by N. E. S. A. Hamilton, Esq., of the Departmentof Manuscripts, British Museum. 1870.

William of Malmesbury's " Gosta l'ontiflcum" is the principal foundation of English Ecclesiastical Biography, down to the year 1124. The manuscript which has been followed in this Edition is supposed by Mr. Hamilton to be the auther's autograph, containing his latest additions and amendments.

53. Historic And Municipal Documents or Ireland, Prom The Archives Op The

Out Op Dublin, &o. 1172-1320. Edited by John T. Gilbert, Esq., F.S.A.,

Secretary of the Public Rocord Office of Ireland. 1870.

A collection of original documents, elucidating mainly (he history and condition of the municipal, middle, and trading classes under or in relation with the rule of England in Ireland,—a subject hitherto in almost total obscurity. Extending over tho first hundred and fifty years of tho Anglo-Norman settlement, the series includes charters, municipal laws and regulations, rolls of names of citizens and members of merchant-guilds, lists of commodities with their rates, correspondence, illustrations of relations between ecclesiastics and laity ; together with many documents exhibiting tho state of Ireland during tho presence there of the Soots under Robert anil Edward Bruce,

•54. The Annals Op Loch Ce. A Chronicle or Irish Appairs, Prom 1041 to 1590. Vols. I. and II. Edited, with a Translation, by William Maunsell Hennessy, Esq., M.R.I.A. 1871.

The original of this chronicle has passed under various names. Tho title of "Annals of Loch Co" was given to it by Professor O'Curry, on the ground that it was transcribed for Brian Mac Dennot, an Irish chieftain, who resided on the island in Loch Ce, in the county of Roscommon. It adds much to the materials for the civil and ecclesiastical history of Ireland; and contains many curious references to English and foreign affairs, not noticed in any other chronicle.

55. Monumenta Juridica. The Black Book o? The Admiralty, 'with Appendices. Vols. I., II., III., and IV. Edited by Sir Tfavers Twiss, Q.C., D.C.L. 1871-1876.

This hook contains the ancient ordinances and laws relating to the navy, and was probably compiled for the use of the Lord High Admiral of England. Selden calls it the "jewel of the Admiralty Records." Prynnc ascribes to tho Black Book the same autherity in the Admiralty as the Black and Red Rocks have in the Court of Exchequer, and most English writers on maritime law rccoguizo its importance.

56. Memorials Op The Reign Op Henry VI.:—Oppicial Correspondence Op Thomas Bektnton, Secretary To Henhy VI., And Bishop Op Bath And Wells. Edited, from a MS. in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, with an Appendix of Illustrative Documents, by the Rev. Geokge Williams, B.D.,Vicar of Ringwood, late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Vols. I. and II. 1872.

These curious volumes are of a miscellaneous character, and were probably compiled under the immediate direction of Beckynton before ho had attained to the Episcopate. They contain many

of the Bishep's own letters, and several written by him in the King's namo; also letters to himself while Royal Secretary, and others addressed to the King. This work elucidates some points in the history of tho nation during the flrst half of the fifteenth century.

57. Mattujsi Parisiensis, Monachi Sancti Albani, Chronica Majora. Vol. I. The Creation to A.D. 1066. Vol. II. A.D. 1067 to A.D. 1216. Vol. III. A.D. 1216 to A.D. 1239. Vol. IV. A.D. 1240 to A.D. 1247. Vol.V. A.D. 1248 to A.D. 1259. Vol. VI. Additamonta. Vol. VII. Index. Edited by Henry Richards Luaed, D.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Registrary of the University, and Vicar of Groat St. Mary's, Cambridge. 1872-1884.

This work contains the " Chronica Maiora" of Matthew Paris, one of the most valuable and frequently consulted of the ancient English Chronicles. It is published from its commencement, for tho first time. The editions by Archbishep Parker, and William Watts, severally begin at the Norman Conquest.

58. Memoriale Fratris Walteri De Coventria.The Historical Collections Op Walter Op Coventry. Vols. I. and II. Edited, from the MS. in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, by William Stubbs, M.A., Regius Professor of Modem History, and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. 1872-1873.

This work, now printed in full for the first time, has long been a desideratum by Historical Scholars. Tho first portion, hewever, is not of much importance, being only a compilation from earlier writers. The part relating to the flrst quarter of the thirteenth century is the most valuable and interesting,

59. The Anglo-latin Satirical Poets And Epigbammatists Op The Twelfth Century. Vols. I. and II. Collected and editedby Thomas Wright, Esq., M. A., Corresponding Member of the National Institute of France(Acaddmie des Inscriptions et Bolles-Lettres). 1872.

The Poems contained in these volumes have long been known and appreciated as the best satires of the age in which their authers flourished, and were deservedly popular during the 13th and 141 u centuries,

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