Later Winchcombe Annals
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[Annales Winchecumbenses]

ca 1240. England. Anonymous Latin annals compiled at Winchcombe Abbey (Gloucestershire) by Benedictine monks.

Though related tothe Winchcombe Chronicle, these annals in BL, Cotton Faustina B.i, fol. 12r–29v, are best understood as a new work composed according to contrasting principles. Owing to the loss of folios, the annals begin imperfectly in 1049 and end imperfectly in 1232. Their layout is their most telling feature: a central panel holds a core text, derived as far as 1181 from the Winchcombe Chronicle and thereafter an ancestor of the Annals of Tew…

Cite this page
Hayward, Paul Antony, “Later Winchcombe Annals”, 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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