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Preest, David

Overview
Works: 13 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 1,180 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biographies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA240, 942.038
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Most widely held works by David Preest
The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, 1376-1422 by Thomas Walsingham( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete translation of detailed chronicle of medieval England, one of Shakespeare's most important sources"--Provided by publisher
The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker by David Preest( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey le Baker's chronicle covers the reigns of Edward II and Edward III up to the English victory at Poitiers. It starts in a low key, copying an earlier chronicle, but by the end of Edward II's reign he offers a much more vivid account. His description of Edward II's last days is partly based on the eyewitness account of his patron, Sir Thomas de la More, who was present at one critical interview. Baker's story of Edward's death, like many other details from his chronicle, was picked up by Tudor historians, particularly by Holinshed, who was the source for Shakespeare's history plays. Dav
The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker of Swinbrook by Geoffrey Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey le Baker's chronicle covers the reigns of Edward II and Edward III up to the English victory at Poitiers. It starts in a low key, copying an earlier chronicle, but by the end of Edward II's reign he offers a much more vivid account. His description of Edward II's last days is partly based on the eyewitness account of his patron, Sir Thomas de la More, who was present at one critical interview. Baker's story of Edward's death, like many other details from his chronicle, was picked up by Tudor historians, particularly by Holinshed, who was the source for Shakespeare's history plays. The reign of Edward III is dominated, not by Edward III himself, but by Baker's real hero, Edward prince of Wales. His bravery aged 16 at Crécy is presented as a prelude to his victory at Poitiers, a battle which Baker is able to describe in great detail, apparently from what he was told by the prince's commanders. It is a rarity among medieval battles, because - in sharp contrast to the total anarchy at Crécy - the prince and his staff were able to see the enemy's manoeuvres. Throughout the chronicle there are sharply defined vignettes which stay in the mind - the killing of the Scottish champion on Halidon Hill, the drowning of Sir Edward Bohun, the earls of Salisbury and Suffolk as prisoners carried in a cart, the death of Sir Walter Selby and his two sons, the bravery of Sir Thomas Dagworth against a cobbler's son, the duel between Otho and the duke of Lancaster, John Dancaster and the lewd washerwoman. Baker writes in a complex Latin which even scholars find problematic, and David Preest's new translation will be widely welcomed by anyone interested in the fourteenth century. There are extensive notes and an introduction by Richard Barber."--Publisher's website
The annals of Dunstable Priory by England) Church of St. Peter (Cambridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annals of Dunstable Priory are a valuable witness to thirteenth-century England. They record much of interest, from the day-to-day concerns of the Augustinian house that produced the text to the events of the Ninth Crusade. They commenced under the direction of the well-connected Prior Richard de Morins, who, amongst other important events of his age, attended the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, studied at the University of Paris, and undertook diplomatic missions for King John. Giving insights into many facets of medieval life, they perhaps most importantly offer detailed accounts of key events on an national and international stage, including the crisis of the Second Barons' War in the reign of Henry III, and the conquest of Wales under Edward I. Told with humour, outrage, and truthful detail, the Annals offer a lively and accessible account of an important and turbulent period of English history. This new translation makes them available to a wider audience for the first time
The deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum) by William( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now translated for the first time, it is readable, well annotated and well indexed. We owe a debt of gratitude to Preest. The value of this book to historians, for whom the Latin version is inaccessible, is patent. I approached it as a general reader and I found it delightful."--"Catholic Herald". "Preest's admirable work therefore fills a lacuna in the history of the Church of England from its inception to the early 12th century ... Lucid and elegant, and presents William's narrative in an elegant and readable manner."--"Church Times". William was born in 1095 not far from Malmesbury in Wiltshire; he entered the monastery at Malmesbury as a boy, and stayed there as a monk for the rest of his life, writing works which were to win him lasting fame as a historian. His "Deeds of the Bishops of England" chronicles the activities of the bishops in all the dioceses of England from Augustine's arrival in Canterbury in 597 down to the 1120s when the work was being written. In addition to bishops and cathedrals, William also includes saints who were not bishops, and religious houses other than cathedrals.; For the period after Bede's death in 730, it is the most important single source for English church history, and indeed, together with William's other great achievement, the "Deeds of the Kings of England", for the history of England. Much of the material William retells in his own style, and with considerable narrative skill, from earlier sources available to him in the monastic library. But he also travelled widely in England, and the organisation of the "Deeds" reflect a clear chronological and topographical order, from Canterbury and Rochester to London, East Anglia and Wessex, north to York, Lindisfarne and Durham, thence to Mercia, and finally, 'returning home after a long journey', to his own abbey of Malmesbury and St. Aldhelm
Deeds of the abbots of St Albans = Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Alban by Thomas Walsingham( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deeds of the abbots of St Albans is the longest continuous chronicle of a medieval monastery in England, following its fortunes from its first foundation in the wake of the first Viking raids to its status as a proud and prosperous pillar of the church establishment more than six centuries later. More than merely a common, conventual annal, the Deeds drew contributions from the most accomplished chroniclers of the St Albans school including Matthew Paris, Thomas Walsingham and perhaps William Rishanger. It is a history of one of the most important abbeys, under royal patronage and always at the apex of the church hierarchy; it also offers a glimpse of life inside the monastic community from the Conquest to within a century of the Dissolution. There are detailed descriptions of the building, and rebuilding, of the abbey church, and recounts the abbey's commitment to the making of books, from the first flowering of the scriptorium in the twelfth century - when a famous psalter was made for the anchorite Christina of Markyate - to its Indian summer in the years before 1400 under Thomas Walsingham himself. There are rare snapshots of the daily routine of the monks, their liturgical observances, their interactions with their staff, tenants, townspeople and guests. And it captures the colour and character of the celebrated figures seen at the abbey, from King John to Edward the Black Prince
Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani by Thomas Walsingham( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker by Geoffrey Baker( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey le Baker's chronicle covers the reigns of Edward II and Edward III up to the English victory at Poitiers. It starts in a low key, copying an earlier chronicle, but by the end of Edward II's reign he offers a much more vivid account. His description of Edward II's last days is partly based on the eyewitness account of his patron, Sir Thomas de la More, who was present at one critical interview. Baker's story of Edward's death, like many other details from his chronicle, was picked up by Tudor historians, particularly by Holinshed, who was the source for Shakespeare's history plays. The reign of Edward III is dominated, not by Edward III himself, but by Baker's real hero, Edward prince of Wales. His bravery aged 16 at Crécy is presented as a prelude to his victory at Poitiers, a battle which Baker is able to describe in great detail, apparently from what he was told by the prince's commanders. It is a rarity among medieval battles, because - in sharp contrast to the total anarchy at Crécy - the prince and his staff were able to see the enemy's manoeuvres. Throughout the chronicle there are sharply defined vignettes which stay in the mind - the killing of the Scottish champion on Halidon Hill, the drowning of Sir Edward Bohun, the earls of Salisbury and Suffolk as prisoners carried in a cart, the death of Sir Walter Selby and his two sons, the duel between Otho and the duke of Lancaster, John Dancaster and the lewd washerwoman. Baker writes in a complex Latin which even scholars find problematic, and David Preest's new translation will be widely welcomed by anyone interested in the fourteenth century. There are extensive notes and an introduction by Richard Barber
Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Catalan and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique in their form, their psychic urgency, and their uncanny crystalline power, {Emily Dickinson's} poems represent a mind unlike any other to be found in literature. --Alfred A. Knopf
The Chronicle of Geoffrey Le Baker of Swinbrook by David Preest( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deeds of the Bishops of England (Gesta pontificum anglorum) by W. H Jervis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376-1422) by James G Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award<BR><BR> Translated by David Preest with introduction and notes by James G. Clark<BR> Thomas Walsingham's <I>Chronica maiora</I> is one of the most comprehensive and colourful chronicles to survive from medieval England. Walsingham was a monk at St Albans Abbey, a royal monastery and the premier repository of public records, and therefore well placed to observe the political machinations of this period at close hand. Moreover, he knew the monarchs and many of the nobles personally and is able to offer insights into their actions unmatched by any other authority. It is this chronicle, transmitted through popular Tudor histories, that informed some of the central dramas of Shakespeare's History cycle.<BR> Covering almost fifty years, the narrative provides the most authoritative account of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, from the last years of Edward III [1376-77] to the premature death of Henry V [1422]. Walsingham describes the many dramas of this period in vivid detail, including the Peasants' Revolt [1381], the deposition and murder of Richard II [1399-1400], The Welsh revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr [1403]and Henry V's victory at Agincourt [1415]; they are brought to life here in this new translation
Activity of two different formulations of 2,4,5-T/Picloram on gorse and radiata pine by David Preest( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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