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John Hardyng, Chronicle : Edited from British Library MS Lansdowne 204: Volume 1 (New ed)

By: Peverley, Sarah(Edited by) Simpson, James(Edited by)

Part of the Teams Middle English Texts Series series
1580442137 / 9781580442138
Paperback / softback
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02/10/2015
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United States
210 x 260 mm 358 pages, 12 Illustrations, black and white
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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 largely 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.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 2ABC Middle English, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, HBJD European history

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