Glover, John, ed., Le Livere de Reis de Brittanie e Le Livere de Reis de Engletere. (London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, (Rolls Series, No. 42)) Read this source online
Text name(s): Le Livere de Reis de Brittanie, Le Livere de Reis de Engletere, La Vie del Rei Edward Le Premier, Chroniques de Sepringham
Number of pages of primary source text: 358
Dates: 1200 - 1274
Archival Reference: Trinity College Cambridge
- French - Old French
- Translated into English.
- Original language included.
Translation Comments: Facing page translation
- Chronicle, Annals
- Church Fathers
- Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
- Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
- Early Germanic Peoples: Goths, Franks, etc.
- Economy - Crafts and Industry
- Family / Children
- Material Culture: Food, Clothing, Household
- Nobility / Gentry
- Plague and Disease
- Religion - Institutional Church
- Royalty / Monarchs
- Travel / Pilgrimage
- War - Military History
- Women / Gender
This chronicle is the more or less a French translation from the Latin of well-known historians made by an anonymous writer. It may have been compiled first in Latin and then translated into French or compiled by the translator. It extends from Brutus to the reign of Edward I.
In his introduction the author discusses the authorship of this translation and of the Latin manuscript on which it was probably based.