The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376-1422) by James G. Clark, David Preest

By James G. Clark, David Preest

Translated via David Preest with advent and notes via James G. Clark Thomas Walsingham's Chronica maiora is likely one of the so much complete and vibrant chronicles to outlive from medieval England. Walsingham used to be a monk at St Albans Abbey, a royal monastery and the most efficient repository of public documents, and consequently good positioned to monitor the political machinations of this era at shut hand. furthermore, he knew the monarchs and plenty of of the nobles individually and is ready to provide insights into their activities unrivaled by means of the other authority. it truly is this chronicle, transmitted via well known Tudor histories, that proficient the various vital dramas of Shakespeare's historical past cycle. masking virtually fifty years, the narrative offers the main authoritative account of 1 of the main turbulent sessions in English background, from the final years of Edward III (1376-77) to the untimely dying of Henry V (1422). Walsingham describes the various dramas of this era in vibrant aspect, together with the Peasants' rebellion (1381), the deposition and homicide of Richard II (1399-1400), The Welsh rebel of Owain Glyn Dwr (1403) and Henry V's victory at Agincourt (1415); they're delivered to existence the following during this new translation.

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When these and similar requests had been made, the prince and his council replied that he would try to satisfy their desires on all these points. So, sent away with this answer, the envoys took back the happy news to their fellow citizens. 1384) was a member of the city’s Grocers’ company and served as mayor and sheriff (1372–3, 1378–9). This episode, including Philipot’s speech, is not recorded by other contemporary authorities. See also Barron, London, pp. 333–4. 2 Sir Nicholas Bond had been a chamber knight of the Black Prince since at least 1361 and shortly before his death became a member of the household of Joan of Kent.

The Anonimalle Chronicle reports that he fell into decline before Pentecost (1 June): AC, p. 92. He died at Westminster on Trinity Sunday, 8 June. Froissart describes how his body was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin to preserve his remains until the feast of St Michael when the funeral finally took place. He also reports that Charles V ordered obsequies for the prince at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris: Froissart, Chroniques, viii. 224–5, FCBuchon, i. 707. 2 In the longer version of his chronicle, Walsingham prefers to compare the Black Prince with Alexander the Great: CA, p.

These and many other such doctrines were preached and promulgated so widely by these heretics to the subversion of our faith, that lords and magnates of the land and many of the people warmed to their words and gave support to the preachers of these heresies, particularly because their arguments gave such power to laymen to take away from churchmen and men in religious orders their temporal possessions. When these doctrines and ravings had been read and made known to the pope, he condemned twenty-three of them as heretical folly, and sent bulls to the archbishop of Canterbury [Simon Sudbury, 1375–81] and the bishop of London [William Courtenay, 1375–81], telling them to use their authority to get John arrested and carefully examined concerning these doctrines.

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