Spanish Chronicle

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The Chronicle of King Henry VIII. of England, commonly known as the Spanish Chronicle is a chronicle written during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI by an unknown author.

The chronicle was translated from Spanish and published with notes in 1889, by the respected historian, Martin Hume.[1] Hume appears to have regarded the work as an authentic contemporary document from the 16th century that related an eyewitness' account of various events in the Tudor period. Alison Weir, in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, notes that the Spanish Chronicle is "notoriously inaccurate".[2]


  1. ^ PD-icon.svg Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Hume, Martin Andrew Sharp". New International Encyclopedia. X (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. p. 310. 
  2. ^ Weir 2008, p. 315.


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