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See Also: "The Chroniclers"
William of Malmesbury, "Chronicle of the Kings of England", ed J.A. Giles (1904)
- Book 1 The English, from the time of their descent on Britain until King Egbert [Edit]
- Chapter 1 Of the arrival of the Angles, and of the Kings of Kent [A.D. 449]
- Chapter 2 Of the Kings of the West Saxon [A.D. 495]
- Chapter 3 Of the Kings of the Northumbrians [A.D. 450]
- Chapter 4 Of the Kings of the Mercians [A.D. 626 - 874]
- Chapter 5 Of the Kings of the East Angles [A.D. 520 - 905]
- Chapter 6 Of the Kings of the East Saxons [A.D. 520 - 823]
- Book 2 The kings until the coming of the Normans [Edit]
- Chapter 1 The history of King Egbert [A.D. 800 - 839]
- Chapter 2 Of King Ethelwulf [A.D. 839 - 858]
- Chapter 3 Of Ethelbald, Ethelbert, and Ethelred, sons of Ethelwulf [A.D. 858 - 872]
- Chapter 4 Of King Alfred [A.D. 872 - 901]
- Chapter 5 Of Edward the son of Alfred [A.D. 901 - 924]
- Chapter 6 Of Athelstan, the son of Edward [A.D. 924 - 940]
- Chapter 7 Of kings Edmund, Edred, and Edwy [A.D. 940 - 955]
- Chapter 8 Of king Edgar, son of king Edmund [A.D. 959 - 975]
- Chapter 9 Of St Edward king and martyr the son of Edgar [A.D. 975 - 978]
- Chapter 10 Of king Ethelred and king Edmund [A.D. 979 - 1017]
- Chapter 11 Of king Canute [A.D. 1017 - 1031]
- Chapter 12 Of king Harold and Hardecanute [A.D. 1036 - 1042]
- Chapter 13 Of St Edward, son of king Ethelred [A.D. 1042 - 1066]
- Book 3 [Edit]
- Book 4 [Edit]
- Chapter 1 Of William the Second [A.D. 1087 - 1100]
- Chapter 2 The Expedition to Jerusalem [A.D. 1095 - 1105]
- Book 5 [Edit]
The above five books were finished, in their original form no earlier than 1123, although he possibly edited them later as well. We know he went until 1123 as he mentions the marriage of William, son of the duke of Normandy with Sibilla daughter of Fulk, which occurred in that year. We know that this portion was not finished any later than 1135, the year that King Henry died, as William states in his conclusion that Henry "at this moment" reposes his paternal regard on Robert his son.
None of the next portion below, it is clear could have been written in this form until 1135 or later, as it calls Henry "of glorious memory" implying that he is already dead. It continues until 1142 when it stops.
- "The Modern History"