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Genealogy of the French Kings, in a copy of 'Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World' by Ado of Vienne

Genealogy of the French Kings, in a copy of 'Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World' by Ado of Vienne

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1170

Shelfmark: Royal MS 13 A.xxiii

Item number: f.97r

Length: 26

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Medieval monks kept manuscripts of historical texts and treatises because they were keepers of records and also because one of their duties was to understand the history of God and human beings. For this reason, most of the historical texts they had gave an account of history within the framework of Biblical events. This manuscript, which belonged to the monastery of St Augustine, Canterbury, contains a 'chronicle' of world history along with other material pertaining to emperors and the early medieval French kings.

This page has the beginning of the genealogy of the French kings, starting with the Merovingian king Childeric. It also provides names of queens and the priests who baptised the royal offspring, as well as dates.

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