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Matthew of Westminster

Matthew of Westminster, name for many years given to the supposed author of an English chronicle in Latin, the Flores historiarum. The chronicle was actually written by various monks. The portion covering the period from the creation to 1265, written at St. Albans, derived largely from the Chronica majora of Matthew of Paris. The portion covering 1265–1326 was written at Westminster, the entries for the period from 1307 to 1325 having been written by Robert of Reading (d. 1325). A translation to 1307 was made by C. D. Yonge (1853).

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