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'Exemplar hic incipit tabule sine temporum fasciculi in monasterij [sancti Johannis Evangeliste] Colcestrensis sacra ede pendentis:', Written in the 16th century

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MS. Gough Essex 1

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'Exemplar hic incipit tabule sine temporum fasciculi in monasterij [sancti Johannis Evangeliste] Colcestrensis sacra ede pendentis:' beg. 'Caput mundi. Prima die mundi creatus est mundus:' a short chronicle to A.D. 1382, written in A.D. 1526, and here copied not long after. It is divided into seven parts:
  1. General
  2. Monastic orders
  3. 'Construcciones quorundam monasteriorum'
  4. 'Bellum regum Anglorum'
  5. 'Obitus quorumdam regum Anglie'
  6. 'De Colecestria et Coele'
  7. 'Qualiter cenobium Colcestriese inceperit' and 'de obitu abbatum huius ecclesie.'
The parchment cover bears a large coloured initial.

Dates

  • Written in the 16th century

Extent

28 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Essex 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 17914

Custodial History

No. *3440 in some 18th century sale.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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