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Henry VII's London in the Great Chronicle

Edited by Julia Boffey

Henry VII's London in the Great Chronicle
Paperback, 146 pages £27.50
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781580443821
Format: 234mm x 153mm
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Hardback, 146 pages £53.00
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781580443838
Format: 234mm x 153mm
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Series: TEAMS Documents of Practice Series

This modernized extract from The Great Chronicle of London covers the reign of England's first Tudor king, Henry VII (1485-1509). It gives an eye-witness account of events in London, and of news from elsewhere, from the viewpoint of a well-to- do citizen who was closely involved in civic administration. It describes many notable public events: riots and uprisings, executions, coronations, royal marriages and funerals, and ceremonial activities involving the mayor and aldermen. Its year by year entries also cover matters like the weather, the cost of living, taxes, and the effects of building work undertaken in the city. Although its compiler worked to a scheme common to other London chronicles from the period, he was ready to express his own views on a number of matters, and wrote with keen observation and occasional wit.

Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
Map of Late Medieval London, Showing Key Locations
Genealogies
Introduction
The Great Chronicle of London and the Reign of Henry VII
Robert Fabyan and The Great Chronicle of London
History and Chronicle Writing ca. 1500
The Great Chronicle of London and Other London Chronicles
London in Fabyan's Time
London and the Wider World, 1485--1509
The Great Chronicle of London: Language and Idiom
Note on the Text
Chronology
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Great Chronicle of London: Selected Extracts

Julia Boffey is Professor of Medieval Studies in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London and works on late medieval English books and readers.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 146 pages
ISBN:
 9781580443821
Format:
 234mm x 153mm

Binding:
 Hardback , 146 pages
ISBN:
 9781580443838
Format:
 234mm x 153mm

BIC Code:
 HBJD1, HBLC
BISAC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS037010
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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