Robert Fabyan (1030 words)


Robert Fabyan (d.1513), author of the Concordance of Histories, which later became The New Chronicles of England and France (1516), also known as The Chronicle of Fabyan (1542), was a successful sixteenth-century London merchant who became a chronicler of England and France. His main literary accomplishment was to collate a citizens’ history of England with a more traditional chronological account of the mythological stories of Brutus and Albion and the history of monarchy and the nobility. As a member of the Draper’s Company, Fabyan was prosperous enough in his profession to eventually take on the expenses of public office, where he came to hold the positions of civil servant and magistrate. His career in civil …

Citation: Sturgeon, Elizabeth M.. "Robert Fabyan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 March 2014 [, accessed 19 June 2021.]

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