John of Worcester

Hayward, Paul Antony (2017) John of Worcester. In: The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature . Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118396988

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A Benedictine historian active at Worcester Cathedral Priory from about 1095 and until after 1141, John of Worcester was author of at least two histories: Chronica chronicarum, an Anglo-centric version of the world history compiled by Marianus Scotus, and Chronicula, a compact version of the same work. He may also have composed two others: a Cronica de Anglia found in a Rievaulx manuscript and the lost source of the Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles. Both works certainly draw on the same fund of material.

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