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A chronicle of London, giving the mayors and sheriffs and the chief civic, Written chiefly in the last quarter of the 15th century

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MS. Gough London 10

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A chronicle of London, giving the mayors and sheriffs and the chief civic (and sometimes historical) events from 1189 to 1469, and 1508. The chronicle is meagre at first: it ends abruptly (some leaves being lost) in 1469 with 'and had reysed moche (people).' and the next leaves have some (later) details of 1508, and 1550.

The chronicle is preceded by some notes about the chamberlain (fol. 3v), lists of ordinances, and (fol. 10v) forms of oath taken by officers of the city and the city companies.

Dates

  • Written chiefly in the last quarter of the 15th century

Extent

55 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough London 10

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. 18035

Custodial History

Owned by the earl of Essex, whose armorial bookplate (1701) is in the volume.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

10 × 7 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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