We are pleased to be able to offer freely online a parallel image and translation of the chronicle of our monastic history written by our monks around the 1390s. This has been made possible through a placement from the University of Bristol, MA in Medieval Studies. We are extremely grateful to the University and to Carol. We hope that this will assist anyone wishing to study the medieval history of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester.
Please note that as this is a historic text it may represent views that may be sensitive and may or may not be the historic opinions, ideas and beliefs of the monks at St Peter’s Abbey in Gloucester. The Cathedral does not endorse the information in the document, likewise the opinions represented in this document do not represent Gloucester Cathedral. While the document contains opinions that may be considered prejudiced, stereotyped or offensive, it should be remembered that the document is an important resource in the study of past cultures. We take our responsibilities as a repository of such material seriously.
Click on the button below to read the parallel image and translation of the Historia. The web edition is best viewed on screen with two pages next to each other. We hope you find it interesting and useful.We make this freely available for research and study, but reserve all publication rights. If you wish to publish or reuse any part hereof, please contact us to discuss.Gloucester Historia