Walsingham, Thomas

Walsingham, Thomas

 

Died circa 1422. English chronicler. Monk at the abbey of St. Albans.

The historical chronicles of Walsingham that are devoted to the events of 1377 to 1422 serve as a narrative source on the political history of England of that period. They provide reliable accounts of such subjects as Wat Tyler’s uprising of 1381, the Lollards, and the career of Wycliffe.

WORKS

Historia Anglicana, vols. 1–2. London, 1862–64.
Chronicon Angliae (1328–88). London, 1874.
Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani, vols. 1–3. London, 1867–69.
Ypodigma Neustriae. London, 1876.
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On the English side there are, apparently, Thomas of Walsingham, Thomas Otterbourne, Adam of Usk, and various vitae and gesta of Henry V by anonymous or doubtful authors.