Thomas of Otterbourne is the name of two English medieval chroniclers, very often confused. The later Thomas wrote in the early 15th century and covers in detail the reign of Richard II of England, extending to 1420.The text was printed in 1732 by Thomas Hearne, with that of John Whethamstede.
Richard II, also known as Richard of Bordeaux, was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard's father, Edward the Black Prince, died in 1376, leaving Richard as heir apparent to King Edward III. Upon the death of his grandfather Edward III, the 10-year-old Richard succeeded to the throne.
Thomas Hearne or Hearn was an English diarist and prolific antiquary, particularly remembered for his published editions of many medieval English chronicles and other important historical texts.
John Whethamstede was an English abbot.
The earlier Thomas of Otterbourne was a Franciscan, active in the middle of the fourteenth century. The two were regarded as probably the same man by the Dictionary of National Biography , but this view is rejected by Antonia Gransden, who tentatively identifies him as the rector in 1393 of Chingford.They are also regarded as different by the Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle .
The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published since 1885. The updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) was published on 23 September 2004 in 60 volumes and online, with 50,113 biographical articles covering 54,922 lives.
Antonia Gransden, English historian and medievalist, is former Reader in Medieval History at the University of Nottingham. She is author of a number of works in medieval historiography, most notably the large two volume study Historical Writing in England. She was born Antonia Harrison and married Ken Gransden in 1957. They had two daughters and the marriage was dissolved in 1977.
Chingford is a district in North East London, located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and is situated 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Charing Cross. Historically a rural Essex parish, it gained urban district status in 1894, and between 1938 and 1965 formed the core of the Municipal Borough of Chingford. Chingford is close to the Essex border of Epping Forest District.
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The Jüngere Hochmeisterchronik or Cronike van der Duytscher Oirden is a chronicle of the Teutonic Order. It was written in the Netherlands in the late 15th century, and rewritten in a later Prussian version.
Anna von Munzingen was a German prioress of the 14th century, who descended from a well known noble family at Freiburg. In 1318 she wrote a "chronicle" of the mystical experiences of her nuns in the work Adelhausen Schwesternbuch. The text was originally composed in Latin, but only a Middle High German translation survives. The chronicle comprises a collection of thirty-seven biographies of the sisters, focussing on visions, theophanies and mystical experiences. Anna focussed entirely on the experiences of the women within the convent, emphasizing a sense of independence from the friars, whom many of the sisters resented. The work belongs to a genre known as sister-books, which was also known other from German convents of the period, including Christine Ebner and Katherina von Gebersweiler. Because nuns were not given the same privileges as friars to participate in sermon activities, this genre became ideal for women like Anna to express themselves in writing.
The Auchinleck Chronicle, titled in its original manuscript form as Ane Schort Memoriale of the Scottis Corniklis for Addicioun, is a brief history of Scotland during the reign of James II (1437–1460).
B. de Canals was a 14th-century Spanish author of a Latin chronicle. The initial B. may possibly stand for Bernat.
Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallah ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUmayr Maḥfūẓ al-Madini al-Balawī, commonly known as al-Balawī, was an Egyptian historian of the 10th century.
Barhadbshabba Arbaya was a sixth-century Syrian historian, whose History is important for the arian controversy and the dispute between Cyril and Nestorios.
The Barlings Chronicle is an important late 13th or early 14th century Latin chronicle from the Premonstratensian Barlings Abbey in Lincolnshire, England. It is closely related to the Hagnaby Chronicle.
The Hagnaby Chronicle is an important late 13th or early 14th century Latin chronicle from the Premonstratensian Hagnaby Abbey in Lincolnshire, England. It is closely related to the Barlings Chronicle.
Bartholomaeus of Drahonice was a Bohemian soldier, and author of a chronicle of the Hussite revolution.
Bartholomaeus of Neocastro was an Italian jurist, and author of a chronicle called the Historia Sicula, which covers the years from 1250 to 1293.
Bartholomäus van der Lake was a German clergyman and author of a chronicle of the city of Soest.
Bartolomeo di ser Gorello, also known by the Latinized name Bartholomeus Gorellus, was an Italian notary who wrote a town chronicle of Arezzo in Italian verse. The Cronica dei fatti d'Arezzo is important to historians for its Ghibelline perspective on the power base of North Italian city-states in the later 14th century.
The Schwabenkriegschroniken are a series of independent accounts written in Switzerland in or shortly after 1499 and recording the history of the war. The main texts are:
Marco Battagli or Marcus de Battaglis was a historian from Rimini in North Eastern Italy. He wrote a universal chronicle in Latin.
Baudouin of Ninove was a Flemish historian active around 1294. His Chronicon runs from the birth of Christ to that year.
Rahewin was an important German chronicler at the abbey of Freising in Bavaria. He continued the chronicle of his master, Otto von Freising. He died between 1170 and 1177.
Albert Suho was a German cleric and writer. He enjoyed a successful church career in his home town of Osnabrück, and represented the town at the Council of Basel. He wrote a number of theological works in Latin and a world chronicle in Low German.
Bartolomea Riccoboni was a Dominican nun in the convent of Corpus Domini in Venice. She wrote a chronicle of the convent, and a necrology. She has been studied as a good example of the beginnings of women's writings in the late medieval mendicant orders. In addition to matters relating to her own convent, she records the events of the Papal Schism, in which she is an adherent of Gregory XII.
The Corpus Chronicorum Bononiensium is a collection of Renaissance-era chronicles dealing with the history of Bologna.
Katherina von Gebersweiler was a German Dominican who was active in the convent at Underlinden in the 1320s. She wrote a sisterbook entitled Vitae Sororum, which survives in manuscripts in Paris and Colmar.