Henry of Huntingdon


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Henry of Huntingdon,

d. 1155, English chronicler, archdeacon of Huntingdon. His Historia Anglorum is important not because it gives many new facts but because it was much used by later writers. It is based on Bede and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the earlier period but is original work for the years 1126–54. The Historia Anglorum was translated by Thomas Forester (1853, repr. 1968).
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After a chapter on scribal practice and editing issues, he discusses the tradition of creative use of source texts by English historians, particularly Henry of Huntingdon, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and Matthew Paris.
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Such depictions stem more from the ideological axes that post-Conquest authors like William of Malmesbury, Orderic Vitalis, and Henry of Huntingdon had to grind than from any fair-minded attempt to understand the Anglo-Saxon episcopacy in context (ch.
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Whether or not Canute commanded the incoming tide to halt cannot be proven, because the episode was not reported until a century later by a moralistic chronicler, Henry of Huntingdon.
1154/55) wrote in History of the Kings of Britain after the death of King Henry I (1135) and certainly before January 1139, when a copy of the next was seen by another English historian, Henry of Huntingdon, at the Norman abbey of Le Bec.