John Hardyng

(c. 1377—1464) chronicler and forger

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(1378–c. 1465),

author of The Chronicle of John Hardyng in verse written 1440–57, covering the period from Brutus (see Brut) to 1437 and arguing the claims of English kings (in the interests of Henry V and Henry VI) to overlordship of Scotland. A second version revises the work in the Yorkist interest.

Subjects: Literature.

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