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chronicle (noun) report; record (in the order of events as they occur).

A collection, in writing, of the details of events, in their sequential order, is a chronicle. A record of events, especially historical events, in the order in which they occur, is a chronicle. Most of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish novelist and poet, have this chronicle element in them. That is, while narrating stories, these novels also record some of the important chapters of the history of England, and of Scotland, in their time order.

  • Historical fiction, that is, novels or short stories, based on historical events are mostly the chronicles of the times they are set in, giving us a list of events in the order of their occurrence.
  • Biographies and autobiographies of great world leaders are more or less chronicles, mainly because these really great leaders are makers of history, and so a record of their lives is more or less a record of the events of the history, in their sequential order, of their countries.
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