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Codicology:Vellum, 292 x 200 mm (11.5 x 8 in.), ff. 198 + 2,
31 lines to a page. Cent. xv, in a good clear
1 flyleaf, 18-168 176 188-258, 1
Decoration:The catchwords are enclosed in rather elaborate
Writing:About f. 24r the hand begins to get larger and settles
into a script which continues to the end.
Additions:On f. 198v, note by
Parker: hic desunt usque ad 7 h. quinti. This refers to
MS 182. A later note:
“imperfect. he wrot to almost the
end of Edw. 4th.”
Research:For the period 1333 to 1377, this
MS. has been used for the edition by Dr F. Brie (E. E. T.
S.), the introduction to which has not yet appeared. It was also used, as Mr J. A. Herbert tells me, by Joshua Barnes, for his history of Edward III.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-198 + iii-iv
Language: Middle English and Latin.
Middle English prose Brut chronicle (Common Version)
Chronicle of England
Good border of gold and colour to f. 1r
Here may a man hure (how) Engelande was fferst
callede albyon and þoruȝ wham hit had
In the noble land of Syrrie
In 239 chapters, ending with the death of Edward III
he deide att Shene and is beried worshipfully
at Westmynster on whos soule god haue mercy. Amen