The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes: The Chronicle of King Pedro of Portugal

Amélia P. Hutchinson (Editor/Coordinator), Maria Teresa Amado (Editor/Coordinator)

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Volume I of the first complete English translation of the chronicles of Fernão Lopes chronicles the reign of Pedro I (1357-67), dubbed both 'the Just' and 'the Cruel', including his dealings with the kingdom of Castile, the war between Castile and Aragon, and the revenge he took on the men who murdered the woman he loved, Inês de Castro.
Until now, the chronicles of Fernão Lopes (c.1380-c.1460) have only been available in critical editions or in partial translations. Comparable to the works of Froissart in France or López de Ayala in Spain, the chronicles provide a wealth of detail on late fourteenth-century politics, diplomacy, warfare and economic matters, courtly society, queenship and noble women, as well as more mundane concerns such as food, health and the purchasing power of a fluctuating currency. Lopes had a keen eye for detail and a perspective especially attuned to the common people, and his chronicles provide an invaluable source for the history of Western Europe in the later Middle Ages.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSuffolk/Rochester
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)9781805430100
ISBN (Print)9781855663961
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Publication series

NameTamesis Books
PublisherBoydell and Brewer


  • Chronicles
  • Fernão Lopes
  • King Pedro of Portugal


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