Coventry Chronicle
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ca 1150, with a continuation to 1202. England. A Latin universal history produced at Coventry Cathedral Priory, mostly but perhaps not entirely by Benedictine monks. The significance of the CoventryChronicle lies chiefly in what it reveals about the dissemination of the chronological ideas of John of Worcester, himself a follower of Marianus Scotus, in England.

Found in BL, Harley ms. 3775, fol. 34r-67v and 73r, this is a world chronicle in annalistic format whose entries from the Incarnation to 1122 derive from an alternate, abridged version of John's Chronica chronicarum, which wa…

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Hayward, Paul Antony, “Coventry Chronicle”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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