Liber de Illustribus Henricis

Liber de Illustribus Henricis

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John Capgrave (1393-1464) was the Prior of Bishop's Lynn, and the most learned Augustinian friar of his time. Although he was the author of forty-one scholarly works, only twelve survive. This work was dedicated to King Henry VI and chronicles the lives of other great Henries, including six emperors of Germany and six kings of England (including the dedicatee himself). Largely compilations of other sources, his extensive accounts demonstrate the breadth of the scholarship for which he was known. This annotated edition was commissioned as part of the Rolls Series, a project designed, in an early campaign for ease of access to scholarly material, to put more historical sources into print. Edited by F. C. Hingeston and first published in 1858, it includes Capgrave's full Latin text and a glossary, thorough biographical notes, and chapter-by-chapter summaries, offering a useful resource for students of medieval more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1 colour illus.
  • 1139162934
  • 9781139162937

Table of contents

Introduction; The liber de illustribus Henricis: Dedication to Henry VI; Emperors of Germany: Henry I; Henry II; Henry III; Henry IV; Henry V; Henry VI; Dedication of the Second Part; Kings of England: Henry I; Henry II; Henry III; Henry IV; Henry V; Henry VI; Introduction to the Third Part: Eric VI, King of Denmark; Henry I, King of France; Henry, son of Richard King of the Romans; Henry II, Count of Champagne, and afterwards King of Jerusalem; Henry, Archbishop of Sens; Henry Duke of Lancaster; Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford; Henry de Beaumont; Henry le Despenser, Bishop of Norwich; Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon; Henry, Archdeacon of Ghent; Henry de Urimaria; Conclusion; Appendices; Glossary; General more