Ralph of Coggeshall
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fl. 1207-26. England. Cistercian abbot of Coggeshall Abbey, Essex, England. Main author of Chronicon Anglicanum, which covers English national history and crusading history of 1066-1224. The Chronicon, which is preceded in its manuscripts by Ralph Niger's Chronica Anglica (Chronicle II), covering the period from the nativity to ca 1178, starts with a short set of annals for 1066-1186, not composed by Ralph. The lengthy section covering 1187-1205 is a true narrative chronicle, and Ralph was the original author. The short final section…

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Freeman, Elizabeth, “Ralph of Coggeshall”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 14 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02138>
First published online: 2016

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