Thomas Walsingham was a Benedictine monk at St Albans Abbey. He continued the work started by Matthew Paris, the Chronica Majora (Greater Chronicle). His chronicles cover the period 1259 to 1422. He also wrote a history of the world from the creation to 1392. A conservative historian, Walsingham was extremely critical of the teachings of John Wycliffe and John Ball. Thomas Walsingham died in 1422.