John Hardyng's Chronicle

John Hardyng's Chronicle

John Hardyng

15th century

England

Manuscript

This impressive manuscript of John Hardyng's Chronicle sites the origins of British history in the myth of Troy and the subsequent founding of empires by those escaping the doomed city. Later Hardyng focuses on King Arthur, mingling historical narrative with aspects of the myth of the Round Table and Holy Grail.

Comments

03/04/2013

Bodleian Libraries

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is non-committal on this question, describing John Hardyng as 'of unknown parentage, but ... probably born in Northumberland':

Henry Summerson, ‘Hardyng, John (b. 1377/8, d. in or after 1464)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12296, accessed 3 April 2013]

01/04/2013

malcolm hanson

I am trying to find out where exactly John Hardyng was born. Does anyone know?

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John Hardyng's <em>Chronicle</em>
John Hardyng's Chronicle
The Winchester Round Table
The Winchester Round Table
Lancelot looks for a bed for the night
Lancelot looks for a bed for the night
Arthurian coats of arms
Arthurian coats of arms
Geoffrey of Monmouth develops the myth of Arthur
Geoffrey of Monmouth develops the myth of Arthur
The quest for the Holy Grail
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