Item 0225-01 - The Chronicles of England leaf

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The Chronicles of England leaf

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CA MRUASC C0001-0225-01

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  • 1577 (Creation)

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1 leaf ; ill., 19 x 28 cm

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Item is a leaf from The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande by Raphael Holinshed, a comprehensive history of Britain which was printed in London by Henry Bynnemann for John Harrison. The leaf (pages 187-188) describes the reign of Ine (or Inas) of Wessex, "King of the Saxons," and features two woodcut illustrations, one depicting the king and the other the construction of the monastery of Glastonbury, which he commissioned.

Shakespeare used Holinshed's Chronicles as the source for more than a third of his plays, including Macbeth, King Lear, and Richard III.

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Created July 23, 2018 by TM.

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  • Legal Hollinger box (2.5" W): 0225