The history of Greece and Troy is given special emphasis in this chronicle that covers the period from Creation to the birth of Christ. The text was compiled by Jean de Courcy, a Norman knight, just after the Battle of Agincourt (1415).  His aim was to entertain and instruct his audience, while emphasising the moral lessons to be gained from history.

This illustration shows the events leading to the Trojan War: Paris has abducted Helen from her husband, King Menelaus of Sparta, and they arrive at the gates of Troy, where they meet Paris’s father, King Priam.