This fifteenth-century Chronicle spans the period from 1089 to 1483. It is entitled The Chronicle of London because each year commences with the election of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the Metropolis, whose names are uniformly recorded, although the author gives us no clue as to his own name. This Chronicle is not only of value as a contribution to the history of London, but of England, and it also records events abroad. It was first published in 1827, in a large format edition limited to 250 copies, and the present paperback is a photo-reduced reprint of that edition. The fifteenth-century English of the Chronicle is perhaps somewhat unfamiliar, but it is easy enough to read once one 'gets into it'.
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