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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 9

The following remarks, relative to this Chronicler, are extracted from the Introduction to the "Monumenta Britannica," commenced by the late Mr. Petrie, and recently published under the care of Mr. Hardy : "Hovedcn's Annals extend from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201. Pars Prima: from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1154. Prom the commencement to the death of Egbert, in 837, his history is taken from Simeon of Durham, sometimes literally transcribed, at others condensed. Occasionally, however, Hoveden changes the collocation, and makes slight verbal alterations. He then returns to 751,* and takes up Henry of Huntingdon, who is followed, with a few verbal changes, to the death of Ethel-red I., in 872. Then follows a recapitulation! of the history of the "West Saxon Kings from Cerdic, continued to Henry I. ; not always, however, agreeing with Huntingdon's History. He then returns to the year 849,J and again transcribes or abridges Simeon of Durham to the year 1122,§ making a few insertions from other sources. From 1122 to 1148, Huntingdon's History is again resorted to, abridged or transcribed, with a few additions. From 1148|| to 1154 Hoveden's History is very brief and confused, and that part of it relating to Scotland is apparently derived from the same source as the Chronicle of Melrose. "Pars Secunda: from A.D. 1154 to A.D. 1201. From 1154^ to 1164** it is of the same character: thence to 1170ff it * See p. 20 of this Volume, where he seems to revert to the year 749 in taking up Henry of Huntingdon. This change of the text will account for the apparent oversight noticed in p. 20, n, 6S. According to Simeon of Durham's text, Hoveden makes Egbert to reign thirty-six years and six months, while, following Henry of Huntingdon, he gives him a reign of forty years, representing him as dying in 840 or 842. t See p. 39 of this Volume. % See p. 40. § See p. 21G. II See p. 250. \ See p. 253. ** See p. 259. ft See p. 325. χ PREFACE.

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