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THE CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND (Fifteenth Century) executed The Chronicles of England

for Edward IV. This illustration gives a good example of the general characteristics of this

period.

(Fifteenth Century Executed for Edward Il. This illustration gives a good example of the general characteristics of this period. Loss or other causes have reduced the original series of seven noble volumes, mentioned by the author, to three or four, now care fully preserved in the British Vuseum. The work was probably written in the early part of the reign of King Edward IV., and with the especial view of defending and flattering the King and the House of York. The first part of these Chronicles contains a strange compound of traditional history mingled with the fable and romance of the early portion of the middle ages, not omitting the slaying of giants and marine monsters, with singular copiousness of detail. The portion from the accession of Edward III, to the death of Richard II. woull appear to have been principally take from the Chronicles of Froissart.

THE

UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY

A COLLECTION OF THE BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT, MEDIÆVAL AND MODERN,

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES

EDITED BY

RICHARD GARNETT
KEEPER OF PRINTED BOOKS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, 1851 TO 1899

LEON VALLÉE

LIBRARIAN AT THE BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE, PARIS, SINCE 1871

ALOIS BRANDL

PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE IN THE IMPERIAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLD

Volume fourteen

PUBLISHED BY

THE CLARKE COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MERRILL & BAKER, New YORK

EMILE TERQUEM, PARIS
BIBLIOTHEK VERLAG, BERLIN

Entered at Stationers' Hall

London, 1899

Droits de reproduction et de traduction réservé

Paris, 1899

Alle rechte, insbesondere das der Ubersetzung, vorbehalten

Berlin, 1899

Proprieta Letieraria, Riservaté tutti i divitti

Rome, 1899

Copyright 1899

by Richard Garnett

TAN

BO

31 JUL 1979

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