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John Hardyng, Chronicle
Edited from British Library MS Lansdowne 204: Volume 1

Edited by Sarah Peverley and James Simpson

John Hardyng, Chronicle
Paperback, 358 pages £23.50
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781580442138
Format: 260mm x 210mm
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Subjects: History, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

One of a handful of texts written in the twilight years of Henry VI's reign, John Hardyng's first Chronicle, written in 18,782 lines of verse and seven folios of prose, offers a compelling insight into the tastes, hopes, and anxieties of a late fifteenth century gentleman who witnessed -- and all too often participated in -- each of the key events that defined his era. Completed in 1457, Hardyng's initial Chronicle has previously been largly overlooked in comparison to the more condensed second version, written to promote Richard, Duke of York's claim to the throne. Hardyng's interest in Britain's past is typical of the gentry's enthusiasm for historical works, while his concern with war and duty reflects the importance of such matters to men of his rank.

Acknowledgments Introduction Manuscript Description Chronicle Dedication and Prologue Hardyng's Contents Page Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Index Bibliography

James Simpson is the Donald P. and Katharine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University. Sarah Peverley is a medievalist, book historian, broadcaster, and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 358 pages
 260mm x 210mm

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS037010
 Medieval Institute Publications


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