Ricardi de Cirencestria Speculum Historiale de Gestis Regum Angliae Richard of Cirencester

ISBN: 9781108046992

Published: November 15th 2012

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Ricardi de Cirencestria Speculum Historiale de Gestis Regum Angliae  by  Richard of Cirencester

Ricardi de Cirencestria Speculum Historiale de Gestis Regum Angliae by Richard of Cirencester
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Richard of Cirencester (c.1335 1400) wrote his Latin history of the deeds of the English kings while he was a Benedictine monk at St Peters, Westminster. His work is largely unoriginal and derivative of other historians, but it does contain valuableMoreRichard of Cirencester (c.1335 1400) wrote his Latin history of the deeds of the English kings while he was a Benedictine monk at St Peters, Westminster.

His work is largely unoriginal and derivative of other historians, but it does contain valuable information about Westminster Abbey, as well as a full account of the saints whose tombs were to be seen in the abbey church. The fourth (and last) book concentrates solely on the reign and deeds of Edward the Confessor. Although Richard expresses an intention to continue his story in a fifth book, beginning with William the Conqueror, there is no evidence that he ever did so.

This second volume, published in 1869, includes a lengthy preface by editor John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1825 1910) in which he discusses the work De situ Britanniae, once attributed to Richard, and establishes that it is in fact an eighteenth-century forgery.



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