Type of resource
ff. 2 + 247 + 1
[ca. 1400 - 1599]
Latin, French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600)
Paper (and vellum)
about 44 lines to a page
1 flyleaf, 13 preliminary leaves +(14) A(14) (wants 14), 30 leaves of cent. xvi, 1 leaf xv, 9 leaves xvi, 8 leaves xv, E(10) F(10) | 3 ff. xvi, 4 ff. xv, 5 ff. xvi | H 1-4 (xv), 9 ff. xvi, I(10) K(12), 20 ff. xvi, M(12) N(14) O(10) P(14) (one canc.) R(14) (one canc.), 10 ff. blank, 1 flyleaf.
in a fine hand of cent. xiii early
ff. i-ii + pp. 1-4 + 4a + 5a + 5-344 + 344a-345a + 345-492 + f. iii
I do not find any notice of this MS. in Riley's edition. I suspect the sixteenth century portions were supplied by Parker from the College of Arms MS. Arundel VII, which he certainly used for his edition printed in 1574. Sir F. Madden in the Preface to Matthew Paris, Historia Anglorum I lxvi, says definitely that this MS. was used by Parker for his edition and that the fact escaped Mr Riley's notice. He also records that this MS. is in the same hand as the Colbert copy (formerly Sir W. Cecil's) of Matthew Paris, now Bibl. Nationale Lat. 6048B. Parker had noted this fact in the Paris MS.
Two flyleaves of vellum (f. iiv, p. 491) pasted over with paper are in a fine hand of cent. xiii early and have portions of a French gloss on parts of Ps. xvi, xvii (Latin) with Latin text in red. Ps. xvii (xviii) begins thus: Diligam te, etc. ... liberator meus ciuers uiaut dire O tu sire ie tamerai tu es force tu es mon firmament tu es mon defendement et tu es mon deliureres. Li titles de cist saumes en latin est a dauid por les paroles que il chaunta en ce saume a nostre signor.
- CCCC MS 195 contains a copy of Thomas Walsingham OSB (d. c. 1422), Chronica maiora. The majority of the text was copied in the second quarter of the fifteenth century, but lacunae have been filled in a sixteenth-century hand with a version of the text perhaps taken from London, College of Arms MS Arundel VII. This manuscript, which was once in the hands of the historian John Bale (1495-1563) before passing to Parker, was used by Parker as the basis for his edition of the Historia breuis published in 1574.
- Chronica maiora (1272-1392)
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