Chronicles of Froissart

The Chronicles of Froissart (Les Chroniques de Froissart), translated by John Bourchier, Lord Berners, edited and reduced into one volume by G. C. Macaulay, London, 1924.

Jean Froissart (c 1333 - c 1410) was one of the leading historians of the late Middle Ages. He traveled widely including England, Scotland, Italy and the Low Countries. He also accompanied Edward the Black Prince during his campaign at Castille. His chronicle covers the history of Western Europe from the early 14th century to 1400 and is considered a key primary source of the era.


Les Chroniques de Froissart


Prologue of sir John Froissart1
Predecessors of king Edward 1113
The queen of England in France, 13265
Queen Isabel in Hainault7
Expedition to England9
Execution of the Spencers10
Accession of Edward 11112
War with the Scots, 132713
Marriage of Edward III25
Death of Robert Bruce26
Philip of Valois crowned, 132829
Battle of Cassel29
Homage of Edward III31
War with the Scots, 133235
Edward's designs on France39
Jaques d'Arteveld40
Battle of Cadsand42
Edward III. Vicar of the Empire45
War with France47
Siege of Cambray48
Edward III. enters France51
The hosts at Buironfosse52
The French in Hainault56
War on the frontiers, 1339-4058
Battle of Sluys61
Council of Vilvorde63
Siege of Tournay64
Edinburgh castle taken, 134165
Events during the siege of Tournay66
Siege of Tournay raised, 134068
War in Brittany, 134170
War with the Scots, 134172
The king and the countess of Salisbury73
War in Brittany, 134275
The order of the Garter founded82
The earl of Derby in Gascony, 134583
Capture of La Reole87
Death of Jaques d'Arteveld88
Siege of Aiguillon, 134691
Expedition of Edward III. to France, 134693
Edward III. in Normandy94
Capture of Caen97
The English near Paris98
Passage of the Somme101
Battle of Crecy102
Siege of Calais107
Invasion of England by the Scots109
Battle of Nevill's Cross110
Betrothal of the earl of Flanders113
Surrender of Calais, 1347114