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James P. Carley, trans. by David Townsend. The Chronicle of Glastonbury Abbey: An Edition, Translation and Study of John of Glastonbury's CRONICA SIVE ANTIQUITATES GLASTONIENSIS ECCLESIE. Dover, N.H.: The Boydell Press of Boydell & Brewer Ltd.1985. Pp. lxii, 320. $44.25.

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Antonia Gransden*
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Albion , Volume 19 , Issue 1 , Spring 1987 , pp. 54 - 58
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1 See the review of the edition under discussion by S.C. Morland in Proceedings of the Somerset Natural History and Archaeological Society, [forthcoming] where one or two of Carley's place name identifications are also corrected and a few new identifications supplied.

2 See my review in English Historical Review 95 (1980): 358–63Google ScholarPubMed, where the arguments rehearsed below, excluding those based on the evidence of the Scotichronicon, are presented in greater detail, with references.

3 See Historia Monasterii Sancti Augustini Cantuariensis, ed. Hardwick, Charles (Rolls Series, 1858), p. 344, n.1Google Scholar.

4 Wessington prior to Durham 1416–46, completed his history only to 1362 (his history is unprinted; see Gransden, A., Historical Writing in England, 2, c. 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century [London, 1982], p. 393 n.13)Google Scholar, and Flete, prior of Westminster 1457–65, completed his history only to 1386 (The History of Westminster Abbey, ed. Robinson, J. Armitage [Cambridge, 1909]Google Scholar).

5 Professor Watt with a team of co-editors, based at the Centre for Advanced Historical Studies in the University of St. Andrews, is preparing a new edition of the Scotichronicon, with an English translation. I have cited, with Professor Watt's permission, the text as it will appear in the forthcoming edition. It contains the best readings of the fullest MS. Cf. Joannis de Fordun Scotichronicon cum Supplements ac Continuation Walteri Boweri …, ed. Goodall, Walter, 2 vols. (Edinburgh 1759), 2:425Google Scholar.

6 The Chronicle of John Hardyng, ed. Ellis, Henry (London, 1914; repr. 1974), pp. 358–4Google Scholar. Cf. Gransden, pp. 186, 279. At the time of Richard II's deposition Henry appointed a commission to examine chronicles to find legal justification for his coup; it was decided that Richard's misrule, not hereditary right, justified Henry's succession; See Chronicon Adae de Usk, A.D. 1377–1421, ed., with an English translation, Thompson, E.M. (London, 1904), pp. 2931Google Scholar.

7 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a collaborative edition, 18, The Annals of St. Neots with Vita Prima Sancti Neoti, ed. Dumville, David and Lapidge, Michael (Cambridge, 1985), p. cxvGoogle Scholar.

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James P. Carley, trans. by David Townsend. The Chronicle of Glastonbury Abbey: An Edition, Translation and Study of John of Glastonbury's CRONICA SIVE ANTIQUITATES GLASTONIENSIS ECCLESIE. Dover, N.H.: The Boydell Press of Boydell & Brewer Ltd.1985. Pp. lxii, 320. $44.25.
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