Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edward II 2 Volume Set
This two-volume set of Latin chronicles illustrating the reigns of Edward I (1272–1307) and Edward II (1307–27) was published between 1882 and 1883. The volumes contain material not found in any other source for the period, notably the surviving fragments of the Annales Londonienses, which originally provided a year-by-year narration of events from 1194–1330. Also included are the Annales Paulini, from the hand of a chronicler associated with St Paul's, and the Commendatio lamentabilis, a laudatory piece written by John of London very soon after the death of Edward I. The often corrupt texts were restored, edited and provided with English side-notes by William Stubbs (1825–1901), whose lengthy introductions to each volume provide a wealth of detail about the possible writers, the historical context of each chronicle, and the history of the transmission and publication of the manuscripts.