Ranulf Higden

(d. 1364) Benedictine monk and chronicler

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(d. 1364),

a Benedictine of St Werburg's, Chester, credited by popular tradition with the composition of the Chester Cycle of Mystery Plays. He wrote in Latin prose Polychronicon, a universal history extending down to 1327, which was translated by John of Trevisa in 1387 and printed by Caxton in 1482.

Subjects: Literature.

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