Oxford Magdalen MS lat. 172On this episode, we take one more step backwards in history from last time and look at some scandalous behavior from King Edgar the Peaceful as described by William of Malmesbury.

Today’s Text:

  • William of Malmesbury. Chronicle of the Kings of England. Ed. J.A. Giles. Trans. John Sharpe and J.A. Giles. London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. (Available at Google Books.
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Trans. E.E.C. Gomme. London: George Bell and Sons, 1909. [Available through Google Books.]
  • Herodotus. The Histories. Trans. Aubrey de S√©lincourt. Rev. by John M. Marincola. New York: Penguin, 1972.


  • Gransden, Antonia. Historical Writing in England. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1974.

Image: Manuscript leaf of William of Malmebury’s traveling copy of his Gesta Pontificum Anglorum in his own hand. (Oxford Magdalen MS lat. 172.)