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John of Worcester

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Publication date7/08/2017
Host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain
EditorsSian Echard, Robert Rouse
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781118396988
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature


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.