His best-known work, entitled De Republica Anglorum: the Maner of Government or Policie of the Realme of England, was published posthumously in 1583, and passed through many editions.
On the other hand, unexpurgated copies were made in Matthew's lifetime; though the offending passages are duly omitted or softened in his abridgment of his longer work, the Historia Anglorum (written about 125 3), the real sentiments of the author must have been an open secret.
The Historia Anglorum sive historia minor (1067-1253) has been edited by F.
Stubbs, Rolls Series, 1887-1889); Henry of Huntingdon, Historia Anglorum (ed.
(3) William of Malmesbury (De gestis pontificum anglorum, ed.
It goes back to the time of King Alfred, who seems to have frequently used the title rex Anglorum Saxonum or rex Angul-Saxonum.
901), of whom William of Malmesbury writes (Gesta Regum Anglorum, ii.
2 Ray's mistaking young birds of this kind obtained in the Isle of Man for the young of the coulterneb, now usually called "Puffin," has already been mentioned under that heading; and not only has his name Puffinus anglorum hence become attached to this species, commonly described in English books as the Manx puffin or Manx shearwater, but the barbarous word Puffinus has come into use for all birds thereto allied, forming a well-marked group of the family Procellariidae (see PETREL), distinguished chiefly by their elongated bill, and numbering some twenty species, if not more - the discrimination of which has taxed the ingenuity of ornithologists.
Brit., 1848) and by Henry of Huntingdon in his Historia Anglorum (in Rer.
William of Malmesbury, again, when relating the crusade of Count Robert of Normandy (1096), transfers into his Gesta regum anglorum (iv.
Thorpe (London, 1848-1849); William of Malmesbury, De testis Pontificum Anglorum, edited by N.
The Historia Anglorum was first printed in Savile, Rerum Anglicarum scriptores post Bedam (London, 1596).