Chronicle of Melrose; Chronica de Mailros

Medieval Latin manuscript by various monks, unknown by name, of Melrose Abbey. It is a chronicle of the years from 731 to 1270, and has also several short notices, probably entered as memoranda to be extended later, of which the last is of 1275. Down to c.1140 the work is compiled from earlier histories; from then on it is the testimony of writers who lived for the most part within 50 years of the events recorded. The information regarding Scotland and northern England, especially in the reign of Henry III, is particularly useful. An ancient copy of the manuscript is in the British Museum and has been edited for the Bannatyne Club by Joseph Stevenson, SJ, who also prepared the English edition in Church Historians of England.

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