Raphael Holinshed

English chronicler

1529   -   1580

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: writer, historian

Raphael Holinshed (c. 1525 – before 24 April 1582) was an English chronicler, who was most famous for his work on The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande, commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles. It was the "first complete printed history of England composed as a continuous narrative". The Holinshed Chronicles was a major influence on many Renaissances writers, such as Shakespeare, Spenser, Daniel and Marlowe.
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