William Godwin's Diary

Notes on Holinshed

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11  September  1802

Godwin, William Notes on Holinshed

This could be: Raphael Holinshed, The firste volume of the chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande: conteyning the description and chronicles of England, from the first inhabiting unto the Conquest: the description and chronicles of Scotland, from the first originall of the Scottes nation, till the yeare of our Lorde 1571: the description and chronicles of Yreland, likewise from the first originall of that nation, untill the yeare 1547 , 2 volumes (1577).


Raphael Holinshed, The chronicles of England, from William the Conqueror (who began his reigne over this land, in the yeare after Christes natiuitie 1066) untill the yeare 1577. Faithfullie gathered and compiled, And continued from the year 1577, untill this present yeare of grace 1585 (1587).

Godwin cites the following in his biography of Chaucer: Hollinshed, apud Warton, Vol. I, Sect. vi. (1:89) and his library's sale catalogue lists: 'Holinshed’s (Raph.) Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, imperfect 1577 (item 845)' and 'Holinshed’s Chronicles of England (no title) 1598 (item 846)'.