Annals of Ireland

John de Pembridge
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  • prose
  • Irish annals, Annals
Latin annals for the history of Ireland, 1162–1347 AD, compiled by the Anglo-Irish Dominican friar John de Pembridge (d. in or after 1347) and continued down by anonymous author to 1370 AD.
Annals of Ireland
Also known as the Dominican annals of Ireland.
John de PembridgeJohn de Pembridge
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See Bernadette Williams on the identification of Pembridge with John de Pembridge (one-time prior of the Dominican order in Dublin).
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For the earliest annals, from 1162 into the 13th century, Pembridge appears to have drawn on Cistercian annals of St Mary’s, Dublin; affairs of interest to the Dominicans come to the fore in later annals. See Williams (2001).


Irish annalsannals and chronicles, Irish histories
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Baile Átha Clíath ... Dublin
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

A new edition by Bernadette Williams is expected to appear in 2023 (Four Courts Press).
[ed.] Gilbert, John T., “Annales Hibernie ab anno Christi 1162 usque ad annum 1370”, in: John T. Gilbert, Chartularies of St. Mary’s Abbey, vol. 2, London, 1884. 303–398.
CELT – edition: <link>
Based on the Laud MS
[ed.] Camden, William, Britannia: sive florentissimorum regnorum, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio, 6th, augmented ed., London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1607.
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794–832 Based on the Laud MS

Secondary sources (select)

Williams, Bernadette, “The Dominican annals of Dublin”, in: Seán Duffy (ed.), Medieval Dublin II: proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium, 2000, 2, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 142–168.
Dennis Groenewegen
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