Matthew OF WESTMINSTER, an early English chronicler, flourished in the reign of Edward II. Nothing whatever is known of his personal history except that he was a monk of the Benedictine Abbey of Westminster. He is supposed to have died about 1307 or 1377. His chronicle, written in Latin, is entitled Flores Historiarum, per Matthceum Westmonasteriensemn collecti, praecipue se Rebus Brittannicis, ab Exordio Mundi, usque ad annum 1307 (Lond. 1567; with additions, Frkf. 1601). Bohn has published an English version (Lond. 1853, 2 vols. 8vo). Another work formerly ascribed to him is now definitely settled to be the production of MATTHEW OF PARIS SEE MATTHEW OF PARIS (q.v.).