Leicester Chronicler

An informal insight into the cultural and social history of the city of Leicester


Welcome to
Leicester Chronicler

This website recognises the role of Henry of Knighton, one of Leicester's most important chroniclers. He was a canon and librarian at Leicester Abbey in the latter part of the fourteenth century. His important four-volume Chronicle was published in 1652.

Each of us has our own history and our own interpretation of the past; but knowing the past helps us to understand more of the present

This website is not an academic approach to the history of Leicester, but merely a window into the lives and events that have shaped the city over more than two thousand years.


Information From November 2014 this website is being re-designed and upgraded, so some pages may not be available.  
  As you browse, you may encounter the occasional underlined links within the text.  These are bona fide advertising links to reliable businesses which help to cover the cost of maintaining this website.  
  I am always willing to discuss any of the material on this website and would appreciate being told of any errors. Please contact me by email here.  
Index As pages are upgraded, links will appear here.  
  The De Montfort Hall Organ  
  Francis Cammaerts  
  Isaac Barradale  
  Clara Collet  
  Arthur Colahan  
  Friends of Belgrave Cemetery Group  


STEPHEN BUTT 2005-2015