Entertainment / Literature / Chronicle: A history or a record of events. It refers to any systematic account or narration of events that makes minimal attempt to interpret, question, or analyze that history. Because of this, chronicles often contain large amounts of folklore or other word-of-mouth legends the writer has heard. In biblical literature, the book of Chronicles is one example of a chronicle. Medieval chronicles include Joinville's account of the Crusades and Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, a source for much Arthurian legend. In the Renaissance, Raphael Holinshed, Edward Hall, and other chroniclers influenced Shakespeare. Chronicles were popular in England after the British defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. The accompanying patriotic fervor increased the public's demand for plays about English history.

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Chronicle Noun Synonyms: record, history, diary, chronology, account, narrative, description, report, register, annal(s), archive
Chronicle Verb Synonyms: record, register, list, enter, archive, document, describe, tell, recount, narrate, report, relate, retail


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