French collection of historical works


Produced in Normandy in the 12th century, this manuscript contains a collection of works by the Venerable Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), the Norman chronicler Robert de Torigny (d. 1186), and the English historian Henry of Huntingdon (b. c. 1088, d. c. 1157).

This manuscript features a 12th-century version of the Historia Brittonum (History of the Britons) by a cleric sometimes known as Nennius. The text was assembled in the ninth century and focuses on legendary Welsh history, including the earliest account of the deeds of King Arthur as a historical figure.

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

Full title:
French collection of historical works
2nd half of the 12th century, Normandy
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Latin 5232

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