William Rishanger

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William Rishanger (born 1250), nicknamed "Chronigraphus", was an English annalist and Benedictine monk of St. Albans.[1] Rishanger quite likely wrote the Opus Chronicorum, a continuation from 1259 of Matthew Paris's Chronicle. In effect it is a history of his own times from 1259 to 1307, a spirited and trustworthy account, albeit in parts not original. [1] He wrote a history of the reign of Edward I of England, and a work on the Barons' War; and was probably the continuator of Gesta Abbatum Monasterii Sancti Albani.[2]


  1. ^ a b Burton 1913.
  2. ^ Antonia Gransden, Historical Writing in England II (1982), pp. 4-5.