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Castlefords Chronicle Or, the Boke of Brut, Volume One: Introduction and Books I to VI Caroline D. Eckhardt

Castlefords Chronicle Or, the Boke of Brut, Volume One: Introduction and Books I to VI

Caroline D. Eckhardt

Published September 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780197223079
Hardcover
559 pages
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Castlefords Chronicle is a long verse chronicle, written in a Northern English dialect, which recounts the traditional history of Britain from its foundation year to 1327. It is one of the earliest compendia in English of the events and legends ofMoreCastlefords Chronicle is a long verse chronicle, written in a Northern English dialect, which recounts the traditional history of Britain from its foundation year to 1327. It is one of the earliest compendia in English of the events and legends of British history as then understood, and includes, for example, one of the earliest English language versions of the story of King Lear. Although the great majority of its historical episodes are conventional, the chronicle also offers some surprises, such as a version of the Norman Conquest in which Harold is said to marry Williams sister, Elaine. The title Castlefords Chronicle, is conventional: although the name Thomas Castelford appears in the sole surviving manuscript, there is no conclusive evidence that a person of this name was the author. The work refers to itself at one point as The Boke of Brut.