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X. The chronicle of Stanley abbey (Wiltshire): Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen, Henry II and Richard I: volume II, ed. R. Howlett (Rolls Series, 1885), pp. 518-9.

by Professor David Carpenter

This is the continuation of William of Newburgh’s chronicle, made at Stanley abbey and later copied at Furness abbey. It contains extracts from the 1215 Charter’s preface, and chapters on the church (1), on the removing from office of the kinsmen of Gerard d’Athée (50), and on the expelling of foreign soldiers from the country (51). The concluding dating clause is given in full.  

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