Recueil des Croniques et Anchiennes Istories de la Grant Bretaigne, a present nomme Engleterre, par Jehan de Waurin [and William Hardy's translations of Wavrin's Collection of Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain]
Recueil des Croniques et Anchiennes Istories de la Grant Bretaigne, a present nomme Engleterre, par Jehan de Waurin [and William Hardy's translations of Wavrin's Collection of Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain] , William Hardy
Jean de Waurin (born circa 1398, died circa 1474), was a French chronicler, belonging to the noble family of Artois, and was present at the battle of Agincourt.
Afterwards he fought for the Burgundians at Verneuil and elsewhere, and then occupying a high position at the court of Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, was sent as ambassador to Rome in 1463.
Jean compiled the Recueil des croniques et anchiennes istories de la Grant Bretaigne, a collection of the sources of English history from the earliest times to 1471. For this work he borrowed from Froissart, Monstrelet and others; while for the period between 1444 and 1471 the Recueil is original and especially valuable.
From the beginning to 688 and again from 1399 to 1471 the text was edited for the Rolls Series (5 vols, London, 1864–1891), by W. and E. L. C. P. Hardy, who also translated the greater part of it into English. The section from 1325 to 1471 was edited by L. M. E. Dupont (Paris, 1858–1863).
[Text adapted from Wikipedia, extracted 8 November 2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waurin]
Note: William Hardy's translation of the chronicle into English is available for the first part of the series, titled "Collection of the Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain, now called England". Unfortunately, volumes 4 and 5 are not available in translation.
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