Matthew Paris

Matthew Paris, the greatest of English chroniclers, became a monk of St. Albans, 21 Jan. 1217, and seems to have died about May 1259. As stated above his Chronica Majora is a continuation of Roger of Wendover. It reaches to the year 1258. The record of his life belongs to another period. For the Third Crusade he has followed Roger ; but the story of the duke of Austria's banner is an addition of his own ; though the same tale in a slightly varied form is to be found in Richard of Devizes.


Archer (T. A.), The Crusade of Richard I, London, 1889.

Matthew Paris, Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History, 2 vols, London, 1849.

Lee (S.),  "Paris, Matthew" in Dictionary of National Biography. 43. London, 1895.