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Description of Britain: A Modern Rendering (original 1480; edition 1989)

by William Caxton (Author)

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Info:Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (1989), Edition: New edition, 176 pages
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From the back cover: "a fascinating insight into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain's history from the perspective of the later middle ages." Caxton based his work on a 14th c latin work the "Polychronicon" or Universal History, 176 pages, illustrated with woodcuts and paintings from the period.
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Caxton, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Higden, RanulfAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins MarieTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Excerpts dealing with Britain from the Polychronicon, which was written in Latin by Ranulf Higden in the 14th century, translated into English by William Caxton. This edition is rendered into modern English by Marie Collins.
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