The Annals of Dunstable Priory

November 2018
1 line illustrations
352 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843838135
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS015000, HIS037010, HIS027000

The Annals of Dunstable Priory

Translated by David Preest

Edited by Harriett R. Webster

The Annals of Dunstable Priory are a major and accurate source for the Barons' War of Henry III's reign, including material from official documents,
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. HARRIETT R. WEBSTER is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. DAVID PREEST has also translated The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Edition and Translation
Timeline: Key Events of the Thirteenth Century
List of the Priors of Dunstable
The Annals of Dunstable Priory
Index of Persons
General Index

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