The Annals of Dunstable Priory / translated by David Preest ; edited by Harriett R. Webster.

  • Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2018.
  • ©2018
xlvi, 304 pages : map ; 25 cm


Summary note
"The Annals of Dunstable Priory are a valuable witness to thirteenth-century England. They record much of interest, from the day-to-day concerns of the Augustinian house that produced the text to the events of the Ninth Crusade. They commenced under the direction of the well-connected Prior Richard de Morins, who, amongst other important events of his age, attended the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, studied at the University of Paris, and undertook diplomatic missions for King John. Giving insights into many facets of medieval life, they perhaps most importantly offer detailed accounts of key events on an national and international stage, including the crisis of the Second Barons' War in the reign of Henry III, and the conquest of Wales under Edward I. Told with humour, outrage, and truthful detail, the Annals offer a lively and accessible account of an important and turbulent period of English history. This new translation makes them available to a wider audience for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index.
Language note
Translated from the Latin.
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  • 1843838133 ((hardcover))
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