Brief Chronicle of England for 1445 to 1455
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1455-60. England. A Latin chronicle found in London, BL, Harley MS 3884, ff. 228-29, following what Kingsford described as one of the longer versions of the Latin Prose Brut with a fuller account of the reign of Henry V. It is noteworthy for its inclusion of an inaccurate list of constituencies represented in the Parliament of 1445-46. Its reference to the books (libris …preciosis, pulchris, et sumptuosis) that Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, brother of Henry V and Lord Protector during the minority of Henry VI, gave to Oxford University suggests that the author was an Oxford scholar.

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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Brief Chronicle of England for 1445 to 1455”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191811>
First published online: 2016



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