This chapter explores two instances of distinctive early medieval historical compilations one from Tours and the other from Fulda. The link with Rome signaled by the pope's sending of Bishop Litorius to Tours is echoed by the imitative format of the text itself. It offers a concentrated and concerted statement of a perception of the place of Fulda and Mainz in the Christian history of the West. It would be possible to multiply the instances of cross-referencing between the various historical accounts of the development of the Church in the early Middle Ages and the communication across the centuries evident in so many manuscript compilations of the early and central medieval period. The assignment of particular dates to specific events in Rome, as well as dates of the popes' deaths, effectively transform the Easter tables of Scaliger into a papal necrology.