John of Worcester

John of Worcester, John also Wigorniensis († 1140 ) was an English monk and chronicler.

He was the author of the Chronicon ex chronicis, formerly Florentius was attributed by Worcester. The Chronicon begins with creation and ends 1140. Previously it was assumed that only the last part of the chronicle was written by John. The chronological framework for the work he took the chronicle of Marianus Scotus. It can be assumed that John also used other sources that no longer exist today. This includes a copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Maybe he used a template that was also used by William of Malmesbury, Gesta regum which contains Anglorum similar material as the Chronicon. Probably John drew on local knowledge.