Chronographia regum Francorum
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ca 1405-29. France. This Latin chronicle of French kings was written in two parts. After a prologue taken from the abridged version of the chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis, the first part covers the reigns from the origins of the Franks to St. Louis; the second, from Philippe III the Bold to 1405. It is only from the reign of Charles V that any originality is evident. It has similarities with two vernacular histories, the Chronique normande du XIVe siècle and the Generations, li parole et lignie des contes de Flandre, either through a common source or more probably through use of the…

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Rech, Régis, “Chronographia regum Francorum”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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