The Chaworth Roll

A 14th-Century Genealogy of the Kings of England

Alixe Bovey

Date Published :
April 2005
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
Sam Fogg
Illustration :
42 color illustrations
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According to the Chaworth Roll, Egbert was ‘the first king of all England’, reigning 829–39. The Chaworth genealogical Roll of the kings of England was made in the 1320s for the Chaworth family, then it was brought up to date as far as Henry IV (1399–1413) and remained with Chaworth descendants until very recently. Such rolls were made for members of an increasingly literate aristocracy whose appetite for popular history flourished in 14th-century England.

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