Text name The Peterborough Chronicle File name cmpeterb-m1 Manuscript Laud Misc. 636 (MS. E of Anglo-Saxon Chronicle), Bodleian Library, Oxford. Date MED lists by date of entry (Laing: Final Continuation C12a1-b1; Allen: First Continuation c1131, Second Continuation c1154). Dialect East Midlands (Peterborough, Northamptonshire) Genre History Edition Clark, Cecily. 1970. The Peterborough Chronicle 1070-1154. Oxford: Clarendon. Second edition (first edition 1958). Sample Pp. 41-60, exhaustive sample of continuations Remarks
The earlier part of the text (1070-1121) and the First Continuation was written by a single scribe. He copied the earlier material found in other copies of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and then added the First Continuation, probably all at once soon after 1131. The scribe was a faithful copyist of the earlier material, but did not himself control the OE system well (see Allen, p. 170). The Final (or Second) Continuation (1132-1154) was added by a second scribe all at one time, probably soon after 1154.
According to Clark (p. xxx), the First Continuation "is strongly marked by the dialect of the district where it was written, and, moreover, offers some of the earliest examples preserved of distinctively Middle-English accidence and syntax". Allen (pp. 170-176) demonstrates that the early material, the First Continuation, and the Final Continuation all differ in their case-marking systems, showing a progressive deterioration with some interference in the First Continuation from the West-Saxon standard.
The parse is based on the translation in Rositzke.
File name CMPETERB Text identifier M1 NN HIST PETERB Text name PETERB CHRON Author X Period M1 Date of original 1150-1250 Date of manuscript 1150-1250 Contemporaneity CONTEMP Dialect EMO Verse or prose PROSE Text type HISTORY Relationship to foreign original X Foreign original X Relationship to spoken language WRITTEN Sex of author X Age of author X Social rank of author X Audience description X Participant relationship X Interaction X Setting X Prototypical text category NARR NON-IMAG Sample SAMPLE X