Chronicle of England
Type of resource
ff. 198 + 2
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
English, Middle (1100-1500), Latin
31 lines to a page
1 flyleaf, 1(8)-16(8) 17(6) 18(8)-25(8), 1 flyleaf.
in a good clear hand
ff. i-ii + 1-198 + iii-iv
For the period 1333 to 1377, this MS. has been used for the edition by Dr F. Brie (E. E. T. S.), the introduction to which has not yet appeared. It was also used, as Mr J. A. Herbert tells me, by Joshua Barnes, for his history of Edward III.
On f. 198v, note by Parker: hic desunt usque ad 7 h. quinti. This refers to MS 182. A later note: imperfect. he wrot to almost the end of Edw. 4th.
The catchwords are enclosed in rather elaborate ornaments.
About f. 24r the hand begins to get larger and settles into a script which continues to the end.
- CCCC MS 174, dating to c. 1420, contains a version of the Middle English prose Brut chronicle sometimes defined as the 'Common Version' to 1377. As such it represents another manuscript that demonstrates Parker's interest in British history, attested by a note in his own hand referring to a similar text in CCCC MS 182. Another sixteenth-century hand has added a note to the effect that this text served as the model for William Caxton's Fructus temporum. The version of the text as preserved in this manuscript was used as the basis for the edition of the Brut for the years 1333 to 1377 edited by F. W. D. Brie in 1908. Its provenance is unknown.
- Middle English prose Brut chronicle (Common Version)
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