Matthew of Westminster

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Matthew of Westminster,

name for many years given to the supposed author of an English chronicle in Latin, the Flores historiarum. The chronicle was actually written by various monks. The portion covering the period from the creation to 1265, written at St. Albans, derived largely from the Chronica majora of Matthew of ParisMatthew of Paris
or Matthew Paris,
d. 1259, English historian, a monk of St. Albans. He became the historiographer of the convent after the death (c.1236) of Roger of Wendover.
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. The portion covering 1265–1326 was written at Westminster, the entries for the period from 1307 to 1325 having been written by Robert of Reading (d. 1325). A translation to 1307 was made by C. D. Yonge (1853).
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