Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 098: Genealogical Roll (Creation to temp. Edward IV)
[Untitled Vellum Roll]
French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600) and Latin
on sixteen skins
427 Height (mm) and 11,900 Width (mm)
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Genealogical Roll (Creation to temp. Edward IV)
CCCC MS 98 is a genealogical roll in French and Latin, illustrating the history of the Welsh and English royal lines and that of the Lacy family. On the dorse of the roll appears a Latin prose genealogy from Adam to Henry V. On the basis of its decoration and style, the roll has been dated to c, 1470, a conclusion supported by the slightly defensive description of Edward IV (who had been deposed and regained the throne in 1470-71) as 'dei gratia uerus et indubitatus Rex'. It is not known how this roll came into Parker's possession.