Jean Froissart was born in 1337 and served under Philippa of Hainault, the Queen of England. He travelled widely and was welcomed in many of the great courts of Europe. His chronicles cover the years 1322 until 1400 and are a leading contemporary source for the Hundred Years' War. The early part draws mainly on the account of Jean Lebel, later sections are compiled from his own experiences and information drawn from eye witnesses. This edition, originally published in 1910, contains selections from an early translation by Sir John Bourchier. It includes the Campaign of Crecy, the Battle of Poitiers, Wat Tyler's rebellion and the Battle of Otterburn. Editorial comments have been moved to foottes to improve readability and the current editor has added definitions of obscure words, and a comprehensive index.