De Gestis Regum Anglorum Libri Quinque: Historiae Novellae Libri Tres 2 Volume Set

Sold by Ingram

This product may not be approved for your region.
Multiple copy pack
  • Free Shipping

    On orders of AED 100 or more. Standard delivery within 5-15 days.
  • Free Reserve & Collect

    Reserve & Collect from Magrudy's or partner stores accross the UAE.
  • Cash On Delivery

    Pay when your order arrives.
  • Free returns

    See more about our return policy.
Consciously modelling himself on the Venerable Bede, William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1142) was one of the most learned of all the medieval chroniclers. His monumental Gesta regum anglorum ('Deeds of the English Kings') is a model of historical scholarship, written in engaging, fluid Latin. First completed around 1125, it was later revised and extended. Volume 1 of this two-volume set, originally published between 1887 and 1889, presents the first two books of the Gesta, which cover events from the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons to the Battle of Hastings. Volume 2 presents the last three books, covering post-Conquest events up to the reign of Henry I. This is followed by the Historia novella ('Modern History'), a later work in annalistic form which covers events from 1128 to 1142, including the 'anarchy' of King Stephen's reign. Editor William Stubbs (1825-1901) provides substantial analysis of William's life and work in his prefaces.