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The Frankish scholar and archbishop Ado of Vienne (b. c. 800, d. c. 875) produced a universal chronicle, recording world events from the biblical creation of Adam until the 9th century. The text contains material relating to the Frankish kings and features a genealogy of Frankish royals. The work further holds a list of the dukes of Normandy from Rollo (d. c. 930) to Richard III of Normandy (d. 1028).

This 11th-century copy of Ado’s chronicle was produced in Normandy in the Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. The Norman scribe Scollandus brought the book to England from France when he was made abbot of St Augustine’s abbey in Canterbury in 1072.

This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.