Edward Churton: Criticism of Thomas Gale's 'Asserii annales'

Scope and Content

MS commentary containing detailed comments on 'Asserii Annales', including comparison with Asser's Life of Alfred the Great in the Frankfurt edition of 1602 (18pp). A photocopy of a letter in Churton's hand (MS.Add.5032/63) can be found with the commentary for the purpose of comparison.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Gale (1635/6-1702), Dean of York 1697-1702, edited Historiae Britannicae, Saxonicae, Anglo-Danicae, Scriptores XV, Oxford, 1691, in which chapter 4, p.141, was 'Asserii annales' ('Chronicon Fani Sancti Neoti, sive Annales Joan. Asserii; ut nonnullis videtur'), the Annals of St. Neot's. The writer of the commentary on 'Asserii annales' has been identified on the evidence of his handwriting as Edward Churton (1800-74), Archdeacon of Cleveland 1846-74.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1996.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Related Material

The MS of Historiae Britannicae, Saxonicae, Anglo-Danicae, Scriptores XV is held in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (R.7.28).