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Hardyng, John (b. 1377/8, d. in or after 1464), chronicler and forger, is of unknown parentage, but was probably born in Northumberland. Almost all the details of his life are derived from his own writings. He says that he entered the household of ...

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Higden, Ranulf (d. 1364), Benedictine monk and chronicler, appears to have been a Cheshire man, although little is known about his life. According to a colophon in one copy of his chronicle (Bodl. Oxf., MS Laud misc. 619) he entered the abbey of ...

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Place, Francis (1771–1854), radical and chronicler, was born on 3 November 1771, the illegitimate son of Simon Place and Mary Gray.

Simon Place was by trade a baker who had become the keeper of a 'sponging house', or debtors' prison, in ...