Peterborough Chronicle

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The last part of the Laud manuscript of the Anglo‐Saxon Chronicle, written in Peterborough between 1121 and 1154, the date of its last annal. It extends beyond 1080, and is of great linguistic interest in exemplifying the developments between Old and Middle English. The 12th‐cent. entries, which describe the disasters and hardships of Stephen's reign, have a vigour and circumstantiality far beyond the earlier parts of the Chronicle.

Subjects: Literature.

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