The author is indebted to this journal's anonymous reviewers for their comments.
Notes and Documents
Robert Bale's chronicle and the second battle of St. Albans†
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2014
© 2014 Institute of Historical Research
Volume 87, Issue 238, pages 744–750, November 2014
How to Cite
Kleineke, H. (2014), Robert Bale's chronicle and the second battle of St. Albans. Historical Research, 87: 744–750. doi: 10.1111/1468-2281.12072
- Issue published online: 15 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2014
This note discusses and prints a hitherto unpublished final page of the chronicle traditionally attributed to the London scrivener Robert Bale, contained in a manuscript in the library of Trinity College Dublin. The new passage was apparently written in London within days of the second battle of St. Albans in February 1461, and thus represents the earliest known account of the engagement. On the basis of evidence from the records of the Westminster law courts it is suggested that the passage may have been written while the author was imprisoned for debt.