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The Brut chronicle in the shorter French version to 1272, Written in the mid-14th century in England

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MS. Wood empt. 8

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The Brut chronicle in the shorter French version to 1272, beg. 'Celi qi voudra saver coment Brute vint primer en Engleterre e conquist la terre co poet il saver e oir. En la citee de graunt Troye...'.

Dates

  • Written in the mid-14th century in England

Extent

59 Leaves

Language of Materials

In French

Shelfmark

MS. Wood empt. 8

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. 8596

Custodial History

Owned in the 17th cent. by Edmund Randolph, whose arms (gules, on a cross argent four mullets sable) are on fol. ivv above his motto: 'Gentem tenebrae fugiunt'.

Related Materials

Cf. MSS. Selden Supra 74, e Mus. 108, Douce 128.

Bibliography

  • See Geschichte und Quellen der mittelenglischen Prosachronik, The Brute of England , by dr. F. W. D. Brie (Marburg, 1905), p. 18.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

10 9/10 × 7 1/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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