[Flores historiarum per Matthæum Westmonasteriensem collecti, præcipuè de rebus Britannicis ab exordio mundi vsque ad annum Domini. 1307].

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Main Author: Paris, Matthew, 1200-1259.
Other Authors: Roger, of Wendover, -1236. Flores historiarum., Parker, Matthew, 1504-1575., Rishanger, William, 1250?-1312?
Uniform Title:Chronica majora. Abridgments
Format: Book
Published: [Londini] : [Ex officina Thomæ Marshij], [Anno Domini. 1570 [2 June]]
Physical Description:[10], 440, 218, [2], 219-466, [22] p. ; 30 cm (fol.)
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General note:"Incipit liber secundus, de coronatione regis Gulihelmi Primi, conquæstoris." (caption title) begins new pagination on leaf 3A1r.
"Matthæum Westmonasteriensem" is a fictitious name traditionally assigned to this compilation.
A reissue of STC 17653, with quires A-X and part of the index reset. In this issue A3r catchword is "Temporibus". (Trinity College copy lacks the title page. It matches the ESTC record in so far as it has catchword "Temporibus" on A3r and the same pagination, but it does not match in all respects e.g. sig. K3 is signed I3 not R3. This suggests the quires are mixed with STC (2nd ed.)17653a)
Book 1, covering through the year 1066, follows closely the "Historia major" of Matthew Paris. Book 2 is an abridgment from the same work, with additions, covering 1067-1307. The additions from 1259-1273 have been attributed to William Rishanger. (ESTC)
Book 2 has separate pagination beginning on 3A1r.
Colophon reads: Londini : Excudebat Thomas Marshius, secundo die Iunij, anno gratiæ 1570.
Edited by Matthew Parker. (ESTC)
Leaf 4Q6 is blank.
The "Historia major" is based on an earlier work by Roger of Wendover also known as "Flores historiarum", probably based in turn on an earlier St. Albans chronicle. See Vaughan, Richard. "Matthew Paris" (Cambridge, 1958). (ESTC) (The attribution by ESTC of uniform title "Historia major" is not found in all records for copies of "Flores historiarum")
Citation / References note:ESTC, S113615
STC (2nd ed.), 17653a
STC (2nd ed.), 17653a.3
Immediate source of acquisition note:
Bequest; Murray 00.00.0000.
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