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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The story is told, though not quite in the same way, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, our old friend, by Matthew of Westminster, and by others of the old chroniclers.
Thompson and her husband Matthew of Westminster and Carolyn A.
In 1798 Southey was going through old volumes in the Hereford Cathedral library when he chanced upon a work in Latin by Matthew of Westminster. "There, and thus," he says, "I first read the story of the Old Woman of Berkeley ...
The story that Southey found in Matthew of Westminster is one made to order for a ballad-maker.
For contrast, Foxe's source, Matthew of Westminster, merely lists Richard's coronation and the massacre of the Jews, but does not go into detail.
The second account of the ride by Matthew of Westminster, who by the way didn't exist, was produced in the early 1320s, and is copied from one of Wendover's accounts of the ride.