Middle English prose Brut chronicle (Extended Version)
Here begynneth a booke in Englissh tonge called Brute of Englonde or the cronicles of Englonde compilinge and
treatynge of the saide lande etc.
conteynyng cc and xxxvij chapiters
f. 1r is finely bordered in gold and colour in characteristic
English style and has decorative initial on gold ground, somewhat rubbed
The pr(o)loge of this booke declareth and tellith howe is lande was
furst callid Albioun
Sum tyme in the noble lande of Surr'
A fragment of the original f. 6r (see collation above) is inserted after f.
At f. 151r
(ch. 239: death of Edward III
) is a
note by Parker
“hic terminatur unus liber”
(a reference to
restid him in the castell tille the toun was sette in Rule and
Explicit usque ad annum 7m
The last edition is by Dr F. Brie (E. E. T.
On a fly-leaf is a Parkerian note from Goscelin's Life of St
Augustine, and the Scala Chronica