The Chroniclers

List of first-hand medieval histories you can read online.


I got tired of finding Chronicles, and then forgetting where they were online, so here I'm making just a quick list of those Chronicles I find, and maybe a small blurb about for what they're good or not.  If you know of others that should be included here, please let me know at


"Six old English chronicles, which two are now first translated from the..." : "Ethelwerd, Asser's Life of Alfred, Geoffrey of Monmouth's British History, Gildas, Nennius and Richard of Cirencester. by J.A. Giles, D.C.L.. Bohn's Antiquarian Library. George Bell & Sons: London. 1900.

Another translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History, tr. by Sebastian Evans 1904

Orderic Vitalis, History of England and Normandy

"Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by The Four Masters, From the Earliest Period to the year 1616", John O'Donovan, LL.D. (trans), second edition, Volume I.  Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co. 1856

Liber Historiae Francorum, (see pages 215-328) edited by Bruno Krusch (in Latin) (History of France)

Matthew Paris' "English History"


William of Jumieges ,  "Gesta Normannorum Ducum" (Acts of the Dukes of Normandy)

Roger of Hoveden, "History of England", Vol I 732-1180, tr Henry Riley, London (1853)
Roger of Hoveden, "History of England", Vol II 1181-1201, tr Henry Riley, London (1853)

Niketas Choniates, "History" (of Byzantium) 1118-1207, tr Hieronymus Wolf, ed Bekker (1885)


William of Malmesbury, "Chronicle of the Kings of England", ed J.A. Giles (1904)

The Chronicle of Henry of Huntingdon tr Henry Forester (1853) (History of England)
    Book I from Julius Caesar to Votigern
    Book II from 449 AD to 685 AD
    Book III The Conversion of the Britains 585AD to 685 AD
    Book IV from 680 AD to 836 AD
    Book V from 836 AD to 1000 AD
    Book VI from 1000 AD to 1087 AD
    Book VII from 1087 AD to 1135 AD
    Book VIII from 1135 AD to 1148 AD
(See Also: "Origin of the Franks")


The Acts of Stephen (Gesta Stephani) by an anonymous author

Brut y tywysogion (Welsh Medieval History)