Froissart, Jean

Froissart, Jean
(c.1335–c.1405)
   Historian.
   Froissart was born in Valenciennes, France, but at an early age visited the English court. Queen Philippa, wife of King Edward III, was his patron and with her encouragement he travelled throughout Europe collecting material for his chronicles. These cover the history of Europe between 1325 and 1400 and are largely based on the accounts of eyewitnesses. They give a lively, if sometimes unreliable, account of the events of the fourteenth century and have been frequently reprinted.
   Froissart’s Chronicles, abridged by G. Beretson (1968);
   G.G. Coulton, The Chronicler of European Chivalry (1930).

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