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Chronique de Reims(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronique de Reims
Codicology:Vellum, 199 x 141 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (7.7 x 5.5 in.), ff. 3 + 116, 24 lines to a page. Cent. xiii late, in a good clear hand, with pictures much damaged.
Collation: a4 (wants 4) 18-138 1412.
2 fo.: mon seignour.
Additions:The first 3 leaves are written by Skelton in a large Gothic hand. f. ir pasted over. On f. iv:
Quamuis annosa est apice et sulcata vetusto
Pagina trita tamen fremit horrida prelia Martis
Digna legi.
Skelton Loyall.
Additions:On f. iir: Bien men souien.
Additions:On ff. iiv-iiiv, verses:
I liber, et propera, regem tu pronus adora;
Me sibi commendes humilem Skeltonida vatem:
Ante suam majestatem (per cetera passim)
Inclita bella refer, gessit que maximus heros
Anglorum, primus nostra de gente Ricardus,
Hector ut intrepidus, contra validissima castra
Gentis Agarrene; memora quos ille labores,
Quos tulit angores, qualesque recepit honores.
Sed,
Cronica Francorum validis inimica Britannis
Saepe solent celebres Britonum compescere laudes.
Followed by the title: Policronitudo Basileos.
Additions:Margin (f. 3v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College): patet infra a candido ad nigram.
Research: The MS. is mentioned in Archives de l'orient Latin I 255.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Foliation: ff. a-d + i-iii + 1-116 + e-h(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Old French and Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-116v
Chronique de Reims (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronique de Reims
Polichronitudo basileos sive historia belli quod Ricardus I. gessit contra Sarracenos (Content authored by Nasmith)
f. 1r has a picture at top, and historiated initial, both on gold ground and much worn. The picture shows a city (?) on R. and perhaps a figure by it, then to L. a king pointing three followers to the city. In the initial is a single figure
Text
1r
Incipit:
Des puis cele heure qe godefroiz de buillon et la royne de france orent conquise antioiche et iherusalem
On f. 6r a picture. City or church on L.: three men: king on R. Single figure in initial. Rough work: gold ground
There are various marginalia in Latin verse by Skelton
On f. 24v picture: king seated on L. holding a paper (?). Before him a man. Another on R. holds book or charter. Figure in initial
On f. 32r a battle scene
On f. 39v another battle scene(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
On f. 51v a horse about to have its R. forefoot cut off with an axe. A man in bed on R. Saladin, ill, had demanded the foot of the best horse of the Master of the Hospitallers, and his request was granted
On f. 67r the king throned on L. Before him the Counts Gautier de S. Pol and Renaud de Boulogne struggle. Three other men
On f. 83v Louis (kneeling) crowned by a mitred (archbishop) in short robe. Two men on L. The queen and another woman on R. Kneeling king in initial
On f. 91r two shipfuls of men: a king in each. Figures and deer in border
On f. 99r (much defaced). A wolf (R.) and goat (L.) on hindlegs conversing. Two kids (?) on L. Illustrates a fable told in the text. Angel in border
On f. 114r the queen (?) seated on R. The Archbishop of Rheims gives her a letter and a fleur-de-lys. Two men on L. Initial. Kneeling king and head of God above. The text relates to a dispute as to jurisdiction of Rheims. In border a figure with inscribed scroll: Li arceuesques respondi et dist oyl. Lors. (l. 1 of text of 114r.) Also kneeling woman with book inscribed: domine in te (?)
Text ends
116r
Explicit:
et li arceuesques len mercia. et li fist liurer quanque mestier fu. et sen ala a rome et demoura grant piece
f. 116v pasted over
See Hardy II 489, Hist. Litt. XXI 711
The text is known as the Chronique de Rains (Reims). Edited in 1837 by Louis Paris