Hall's Chronicle

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Edward Hall or Halle (1497-1547), was an English lawyer, Member of Parliament, and historian, best known for his The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre and Yorke (1548; 2nd ed 1550), commonly known as Hall's Chronicle. It was the main source of Holinshed's English Chronicle, and furnished, directly or indirectly, much of the material for Shakespeare's three parts of Henry VI: Henry VI part 1, first referred to as Harey Vj (by Henslowe); Henry VI part 2, first printed as The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, which links it clearly to this Chronicle; and Henry VI Part 3 (The True Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt).

Hall's Chronicle is an account, still of interest to modern historians, of the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudor dynasty