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For verifying dates (from other traditions) with the Christian era. Giving an account of the chief systems used by various nations; with easy methods for determining the corresponding dates. By John J. Bond, Assistant Keeper of the Public Records. First published in 1869. Facsimile reprint.

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The author of this work, Stan Hudson, was born in 1887. He lived all his life in Malmesbury, apart from serving in France in the Great War. It was his great love and knowledge of Malmesbury which, with considerable family encouragement, appeared as this book, A Hill Top Town, in 1977. His business (1929 to 1964) was as a motor and cycle engineer at 16 High Street, the push 'em in and ride 'em out shop.
In 1942 he took up his Commoners Rights, held some years earlier by his father. He was made .......

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A facsimile reprint of J Harland's historical account of the cistercian Abbey of Salley in Craven, Yorkshire, founded A.D. 1147; it's foundation and benefactors, abbots, possessions, compotus, & dissolution: and its existing remains.

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The Chronicle of Melrose separates into two distinct parts; a first part which is clearly based on Anglo-Saxon sources, and a second which contains original material, and which dates from around the time of the re-founding of the abbey in 1136. It is this second portion which is printed in this book. From about 1170 onwards, changes in the handwriting of the manuscript seem to give it the character of a continuous contemporary narrative. It is of value as a source-book of Scottish history for se.......

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Historia Gruffud vab Kenan describes the genealogy and life of Gruffudd, who became prince of Gwynedd, and who died in 1137. He was probably born in 1055, and in Dublin, where he was also reared. So the Historia tells us. His mother was of mixed Irish and Scandinavian stock. This work was probably written during the reign of Gruffudd's son Owain (d.1170), and was clearly intended to bolster the power of Gwynedd, more especially among the Welsh kingdoms. Its historical validity.......

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Alfred Rimmer's book was first published in 1875, illustrated by seventy-two wood engravings. The present paperback is a facsimile reprint of that edition.

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Chronicle of John, Prior of Hexham 1130 - 1154, Acts of King Stephen & Battle of the Standard, 1135 - 1139, The Chronicle of Jordan Fantosme of the War between the English and the Scots, (1173, 1174). First published in London in 1856 in the series The Church Historians of England. Translated from the original texts, with prefaces and notes. Facsimile reprint.

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The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester is valuable as a record of historic events covering the years 450 A.D to 1117A.D. The 'continuation' of Florence's history, also included in this volume, covers the period after his death, from 1118 to 1141; it appears to have been written in part by John of Worcester, as well as other anonymous writers.
Florence seems to have derived much of his information from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as it existed in his time, and he also used Bede, and Asser's Life .......

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During the period often called the Dark Ages, the native British had been forced westwards by the invading Angles and Saxons. Nennius, probably a monk at Bangor in North Wales, put together this history, telling from a near contemporary viewpoint stories of the barbarian attackers and of the resistance by the beleaguered British, led by the Romano-Briton Ambrosius Aurelisnus and by the legendary Arthur. This is the earliest known narrative of Arthur.
Richard Rowley's translation is taken, almos.......

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Until quite recently King Ine of Wessex has been overshadowed by the almost mythological Alfred who was ‘great, perfect’ and beyond all criticism. Modern reassessment of Alfred tends to show him as great, but certainly not the perfect character that we had all been led to believe in. Using the few sources of history available, Ray Gibbs gives us a popular account of the first king of Wessex whose reign permitted improved education and a cultural blossoming. Contrary to ideas implied.......

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A facsimile reprint of the English translation of John of Fordun by Felix, J. H. Skene, edited by William F. Skene, first published at Edinburgh in 1872 as part of the Historians of Scotland series. TWO VOLUMES
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This is as much a book about the early history and scenery of the North Berkshire Downs around White Horse Hill and the Vale of the White Horse, as it is about King Alfred, A potted biography of Alfred's life and an examination of his background is looked at in more critical vein than the other biographies of Alfred which, despite modern trends in objective historical writing, still err on the side of total adulation of a man who had his faults as much as any other. Presenting a radical departur.......

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William of Malmesbury is generally regarded as the most astute and reliable of the mediaeval historians.
His history of the Norman period is among the most important of his writings, for the events he describes in it had taken place close to his own times. The Historia Novella follows on the death iof Henry the First (1135) and continues until the year 1142, where it ends somewhat abruptly implying that Malmesbury wrote right up to the time of his death.
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The Kings Before The Norman Conquest translated from the Latin by J. Stevenson, contains books I and II of William of Malmesbury's celebrated 'History of the Kings' from the British kings Vortigern and Arthur, through the Saxon period and Viking invasions, up to the Battle of Hastings.
Malmesbury is generally acclaimed as the most astute and reliable of the mediaeval historians. He was part English and part Norman by birth. He wrote during the first half of the twelfth century. His work is pres.......

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A facsimile reprint of the Camden Society edition of 1844, this volume extends from the earliest traditions of our history to the dose of the Anglo-Saxon period. The spelling and language of this edition are not in the English of our days, but the preface describes it as "preserving a beautiful translation, made at a period when our language was beginning to assume the character of modern elegance"; it is sufficiently easy to read once one becomes accustomed to its style

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Vol 1 Part 1 ( 447-1066)
Vol 1 Part 2 (1066-1170)
Vol 2 Part 1 (1170-1215)
Vol 2 Part 2 (1215-1235)

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