Chroniques de France,
produced from the late thirteenth through the middle of the fifteenth
century, was a royal history, tracing the family from the time of Troy
through Philip Augustus (1223). These are vernacular texts,
commissioned by French kings, penned originally by monks at Saint
Denis. Additions, some written at the court, bring the history up to
the time of Charles VI (ending in 1380). They are to some extent
enriched translations of Latin texts. There are about 130 surviving
manuscripts, with a number quite rich in illustrations.
This page is part of the Andy Holt Virtual Library's "Manuscripts of Medieval France with Vernacular Texts", a collection of over 800 links to manuscript facsimiles, including nearly all of the French medieval literarary canon.