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The Gesta regum Britanniae, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, beginning at chapter 2 (or 3) of bk. 1 ('Heneas post Troianum bellum'), written chiefly in the 13th cent. in England

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MS. Douce 115

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No title in the MS. At fol. 66v is a prophecy in eleven Latin hexameters beg. 'Gallorum leuitas': supposed to be found at Rome.

Fols. 67 - 70v contain brief annals of England from b. c. 1220 (Brutus) to A.D. 1245, in French beg. 'Qui voet oir & voet sauer de Rey en Rey ... Deuant la Natiuite Notre Seigneur': (written early in the 14th cent.): and on fol. 7ov is a list of the archbishops of Canterbury to about 1315, in Latin.

Dates

  • written chiefly in the 13th cent. in England

Extent

73 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 115

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. IV, no 21689

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

'Iste liber constat Johanni Stwarde militi filio Io. Scotangli militis ex dono prepotentissimi & nobilissimi dompni dompni ducis Bedford ...' (George Neville (?), 1470 - 77), with the arms of Steward coloured: 'Iste liber constat Ricardo Styward filio Thome Styward anno domini 1491.' 'Sir Simeon Steward Bart.' (d. 1816).

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

9 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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