1679 Richard Baker Chronicle of Kings of England BIZARRE Dragons Monsters Wars

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Richard Baker was a 16th-century English Protestant historian who is best known for his chronicle the royals of England. In 1643, Baker first published ‘A Chronicle of the Kings of England’ – a work that was met with considerable success. Going through a number of editions into the mid-18th-century, ‘Chronicle’, according to Brownley,

“provides some useful measures of the changes in English historical narratives from the civil wars to the early 18th-century. Baker thus offers a base for perspectives on an era crucial not only for the development of English historical writing itself, but also for related developments in other genres that occurred partly in reaction to changes in the form and content of narrative histories.”

In other words, Baker’s ‘Chronicle’ was a primary influence in the way historical narratives would be written from the 17th-century onward.

 

Curiously, Baker decided to include a plethora of minor incidents that were not included in more high-profile histories. (per Brownley)

  • a feast when William I was attacked by mice who followed him until they ate him alive
  • Prince Eustace IV, son of Stephen, was upset at the monks of Abbey of Bury for denying him money, so he burned their cornfields – then promptly died by the wrath of God!
  • Accounts of floods, fires, frosts, and earthquakes during each reign
  • a dragon of marvelous bigness!”
  • “monstrous fish” over 19 yards long
  • A carpenter who was struck by lightning whose body burned for three days before being extinguished
  • A monster with “a head like an Ass, a belly like a man, and all other parts far differing from any other creature.”
  • Descriptions of royal coronations, including Richard I
  • And even a description of Henry I’s bowels and brains during his funeral preparation.

 

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1679 Richard Baker Chronicle of Kings of England BIZARRE Dragons Monsters Wars

 

Richard Baker was a 16th-century English Protestant historian who is best known for his chronicle the royals of England. In 1643, Baker first published ‘A Chronicle of the Kings of England’ – a work that was met with considerable success. Going through a number of editions into the mid-18th-century, ‘Chronicle’, according to Brownley,

“provides some useful measures of the changes in English historical narratives from the civil wars to the early 18th-century. Baker thus offers a base for perspectives on an era crucial not only for the development of English historical writing itself, but also for related developments in other genres that occurred partly in reaction to changes in the form and content of narrative histories.”

In other words, Baker’s ‘Chronicle’ was a primary influence in the way historical narratives would be written from the 17th-century onward.

 

Curiously, Baker decided to include a plethora of minor incidents that were not included in more high-profile histories. (per Brownley)

  • a feast when William I was attacked by mice who followed him until they ate him alive
  • Prince Eustace IV, son of Stephen, was upset at the monks of Abbey of Bury for denying him money, so he burned their cornfields – then promptly died by the wrath of God!
  • Accounts of floods, fires, frosts, and earthquakes during each reign
  • a dragon of marvelous bigness!”
  • “monstrous fish” over 19 yards long
  • A carpenter who was struck by lightning whose body burned for three days before being extinguished
  • A monster with “a head like an Ass, a belly like a man, and all other parts far differing from any other creature.”
  • Descriptions of royal coronations, including Richard I
  • And even a description of Henry I’s bowels and brains during his funeral preparation.

 

Item number: #7353

Price: $750

 

BAKER, Richard

 

A chronicle of the kings of England: from the time of the Romans government, unto the death of King James: Containing all passages of state and church, with all other observations proper for a chronicle. Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method,

 

London: Printed for George Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate Hill, and Rich. Chiswel, Ben. Took, and Tho. Swabridge, Assigns of Thomas Williams., M. DC. LXXIX [1679]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [48], 750, [42]
  • References: Wing B 508; Dibdin 192-194; Martine Brownley, Sir Richard Baker’s ‘Chronicle’
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14in X 9.5in (35.5cm x 24cm)

 

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7353

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

European History

Authors

BAKER, Richard

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete