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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

Original Language(s): 

  • French - Old French


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: Facing page translation

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England


Record Types: 

  • Chronicle, Annals

Subject Headings: 

  • Church Fathers
  • Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
  • Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
  • Conversion
  • Crusades
  • Diplomacy
  • Early Germanic Peoples: Goths, Franks, etc.
  • Economy - Crafts and Industry
  • Family / Children
  • Government
  • Material Culture: Food, Clothing, Household
  • Monasticism
  • Nobility / Gentry
  • Papacy
  • Piety
  • Plague and Disease
  • Religion - Institutional Church
  • Revolt
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • Saints
  • Travel / Pilgrimage
  • War - Military History
  • Women / Gender


  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Facsimile
  • Introduction


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.

Introduction Summary: 

In his introduction the author discusses the authorship of this translation and of the Latin manuscript on which it was probably based.

Cataloger: SES