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The Fitzhugh Chronicle (John Brompton's Chronicle) [588-1199](Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronicon dictum Johannis Brompton
Codicology:Vellum, 360 x 240 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.4 x 9.5 in.), ff. 239 + 2, 48 lines to a page. Cent. xv, in a good rather current hand. The upper corners are gnawed off.
Collation: 2 flyleaves, 112-2012 (10 cut out, 12 lining the cover).
Research:Lieberman dates it at about 1425.
Additions:On flyleaf (xvi early): “(H)ec Chronica comparata est a Mro Petro Osburne pro Chronica Ranulphi Cestrensis siue polichronicon in magno volumine.”
At top of f. 1r in Bale's hand: “Chronicon Joannis Bromton Abbatis Joreuallensis Cisterciensis instituti” .
Lower down (xvi early?): “ Mr Osborne ” .
Research:The attribution of this Chronicle to John Brompton rests on the authority of this manuscript: but the inscription quoted cannot be held to show that the Abbot of Jervaulx was the author: he merely procured the book for his monastery.
Twysden's is the only edition of the text. Liebermann (Gesetze p. xix) uses it for the Latin version of the Anglo-Saxon Laws: his symbol for it is “Br” .
On Peter Osburne see Cooper's Athenae Cantabrigienses II 125.
In Bale's Index Scriptorum (p. 185) he appears as the owner of a copy of Brompton's Chronicle, which must be our MS. The date of the Index is placed by the editors at 1549-1557. Osburne died in 1592.
See Hardy, Materials II 539.
Foliation: ff. a + i-ii + 1-239 + b(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
The Fitzhugh Chronicle (John Brompton's Chronicle) [588-1199] (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronicon dictum Johannis Brompton
Light border of feather-work; in the initial a shield of eight parts: dexter, quarterly 1 and 4 az. fretty or, a chief of the second: 2 and 3 vaire of arg. and az. a fess gules
Sinister, quarterly 1 and 4 sable a cross engrailed or; 2 and 3 gules a cross ancre argent
Postquam contigit Britones modo Wallicos a quodam duce eorum Guallone
(Twysden, Scriptores decem, col. 725)
et temeraria presumpcione accepit
(Twysden 1284)
Liber monasterii Joreuallis ex procuracione domini Johannis Bromton abbatis eiusdem loci. Si quis hunc librum alienauerit delebitur de libro uite
The ink of the last few leaves is browner than the rest, and the hand less neat. On f. 239r (stuck to the cover) are scribbles
Sunt tria gaudia pax sapiencia copia rerum
Sunt tria tedia mors et inedia ffraus mulierum
The name Jeruax twice
A cypher
Who so in Jowthe no vertue hussys
In hage alle honowre hyme reffusys
Names: R. Gloucestr. Henry ffytzhugh