Higden, Ranulf, -1364

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Epithet: Benedictine monk and chronicler

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Ranulf Higden (circa 1280-1364) was a Benedictine monk of the monastery of St. Werberg in Chester, England. He wrote the Polychronicon, a universal history on a Biblical plan; over one hundred manuscript copies of this work survive.

From the description of Polychronicon, [14--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702203751

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referencedIn THE OLD ENGLISH CHRONICLE called Brut of England, continued to the accession of Edw. IV.;-A breve tretise compiled for to bringe the people oute of doute, that han not herd of the Cronycles and of the lineal descensse unto the crownes of Englande, of..., 15th century British Library
referencedIn Membranaceus, in folio, ff. 223, sec. xiv., manu ejusdam Joh. Luttone, ut videtur, exaratus; quondam Fratris Will. Saltford, Bathoniæ monachi. Ranulpli Higdeni Polychronicon, sive libri Historiarum septem, una cum continuatione usque ad annum 1376.Jo... British Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. [Polychronicon] [manuscript]. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. [Polychronicon] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn RANULPHI HIGDEN Polychronicon, sive libri Historiarum septem, ad annum 1377; -Anonymi Chronicon Ricardi II. et Henrici IV.; desinit abrupte, anno 1404. Præmittitur Epistola ad Lodowycum Melane, thesaurarium Landavensem. Codex membranaceus, see. XIV...., 14th century British Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. [Polychronicon] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Bulmer, William, 1757-1830. Letter : Cleveland Row [London], to B. Nichols, esq., March 10th [18--]. Newberry Library
referencedIn includes:ff. 1-54 Ranulph Higden, Chronicler: Polychronicon, lib. i.: 15th cent.ff. 54 b-57 b Vespasian and Titus; Emperor of Rome: Res gestæ sub: 15th cent.ff. 57 b-59 b Anecdotes: Exempla quorundam morum: 15th cent.ff. 60-70 b Our Saviour J... British Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. Policronicon [microform]. Florida State University
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. Polychronicon, [15--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. Polychronicon : manuscript, [between 1350 and 1425]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn 4 RANULPHI HIGDEN, monachi Cestrensis, Historia Policronica, ad annum 1342, cum Anonymi Contintuatione ad annum 1377 ;-Cronica bona et compendiosa de Regibus Angliæ tantum, a Noe post diluvium usque in hunc diem [A.D. 1377.] ;-Isti sunt errores Greco..., 14th century British Library
referencedIn THE POLYCHRONICON of Ranulph Higden, in seven books, continued to 1377. No title, the first leaf of the index (which precedes the text) and the first two leaves of the text [from "Post praeclaros artium scriptores" to "veritas non vacillet," ed. Babi... British Library
referencedIn RANULPHI Hykedone [Higden] monachi Cestrensis, Historia polychronica, usque ad annum 1352, in libris septem divisa. Codex membranaceus, sec. xiv. In Quarto minori. [Bibl. Eg. 871.], 14th century British Library
referencedIn COLLECTIONS and Notes of Lewis Morris, relating to British History and Antiquities ; with other Miscellaneous papers. Among them are the following articles:-Notices of Mss. scattered up and down Wales, 1763, in the hands of individuals, f. 1 ;-Misce..., 1731-1763 British Library
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. [1a] Cronica cestrie. plene./ Litta missa dno sse [sanctissimi] reg[n]e[m] anglie/ Sanctissimo in [Christo] patri d[omi]no boneficio divina providentia/ sacrosce romane ac universalis ecclie su[m]mo pontifica edwardus/ dei gra ... [4a] Post pclaros artium scriptores quibus circa reru[m]/ notatiam aut moru[m] modestiam dulce fuit quo adui/uerent insudare ... [347b. end] pvisiones afferret sub pena carcis et capitis int[er]dixit. [Second hand] Et sic finit[us]/ opus Ranulphi monachi cestrensis. [238a. Index] Absolim ... [10 leaves on incomplete name index]. American Primers
referencedIn Incunabula Collection at Stanford University, 1467-1500 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364. Polychronicon, [14--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn RANULPHI HIGDEN Polychronicon, ad annum 1327; desunt libri duo priores, et pars libri tertii. Codex membranaceus, sec. xiv. Quarto. [10,105.], 14th century British Library
referencedIn THE POLYCHRONICON of Ranulph Higden, translated into English by John Trevisa; in seven books. With three prefaces, the first beg. "Aftir solempne and wi[y]se writeris of artis and sciencis." The text does not agree completely with that of any of the ... British Library
creatorOf Trevisa, John, d. 1402. [Dialogue of the lord and the clerk. Translation of Higden's Polychronicon. University of Washington Libraries
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associatedWith Bulmer, William, 1757-1830. person
associatedWith Cockerell, Douglas, person
associatedWith Croyland Abbey (Crowland, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward I, King of England, 1239-1307. person
associatedWith Espinosa, Robert, person
associatedWith Grantham, Thomas, person
associatedWith Jalkyn, John, person
associatedWith Johnson, Maurice, 1688-1755, person
associatedWith Rattey, Clifford C., person
associatedWith Sotheby, C. W. H., person
associatedWith Stanford University Libraries corporateBody
associatedWith Trevisa, John, d. 1402. person
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Birth 1280

Death 1364-03-12




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