See also:English chronicler, was a son of
See also:Gray, who was taken prisoner by the Scots at
See also:Bannockburn and who died about 1344 . The younger Thomas was
See also:present at the
See also:battle of Neville's
See also:Cross in 1346; in 1355, whilst acting as
See also:warden of Norham
See also:Castle, he was made a prisoner, and during his captivity in
See also:Edinburgh Castle he devoted his
See also:time to studying the English chroniclers,
See also:Gildas, Bede, Ranulf Higdon and others . Released in 1357 he was appointed warden of the east
See also:marches towards Scotland in 1367, and he died about 1369 . Gray's
See also:work, the Scalacronica (so called, perhaps, from the scaling-
See also:ladder in the crest of the Grays), is a
See also:chronicle of English
See also:history from the earliest times to about the
See also:year 1362 . It is, however, only valuable for the reigns of
See also:Edward I. and Edward II. and
See also:part of that of Edward III., being especially so for the account of the
See also:wars between England and Scotland, in which the author's
See also:father and the author himself took part . Writing in Norman-French, Gray tells of
See also:Wallace and
See also:Bruce, of the fights at Bannockburn, Byland and Dupplin, and makes some mention of the troubles in England during the reign of Edward II . He also narrates the course of the war in France between 1355 and 1361; possibly he was present during some of these
See also:campaigns . The Scalacronica was summarized by
See also:Leland in the 16th century; the part dealing with the
See also:period from 1o66 to the end, together with the prologue, was edited for the
See also:Club by J .
See also:Stevenson (1836) ; and the part from 1274 to 1362 was translated into English by Sir
See also:Herbert Maxwell (
See also:Glasgow, 1907) . In the extant
See also:manuscript, which is in Corpus Christi
See also:College, Cambridge, there a
See also:gap extending from about 134o to 1355, and Gray's account of this period is only known from Leland's
See also:summary .
ROBERT GRAY (1809-1872)
THOMAS GRAY (1716-1771)
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