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Nicholas Trivet's French chronicle, Written in the mid-14th century in England

MS. Fairfax 10
Held at the Weston Library

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Nicholas Trivet's French chronicle, from the Creation to 1315, here without title or ascription, with the arms of England in the initial 'P', as the work was written for Mary, daughter of Edward i: beg. 'Por ceo que nous sumes avisez de ceaux que sont persons en estudie' (fol. 1), followed by the anonymous history of Richard i's crusade: beg. 'Lan del incarnacion nostre seigneur Jhesu Crist mille cent quatre vyntz et septisme, apres que Saladin' (fol. 107).

On fol. 1v is a list of books (about A.D. 1500): beg. 'Legenda sanctorum, Ryal, Vita Christi'. On fol. 123 is a letter from John Broughton esq. to John, bishop of Lincoln, dated at 'Todyndon' Aug. 8, 1459.


  • Creation: Written in the mid-14th century in England


123 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)


MS. Fairfax 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. 3890

Custodial History

Genealogical details of uncertain provenance on the inner back cover include five statements in the form 'Johannes cui fuit vxor Elizabeth filia Roberti Stonham' (16th cent.).

Related Materials

See Johan Vising, Anglo-Norman Language and Literature, pp. 66, 75.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, binding, white leather on bevelled boards, rebacked, 15th-cent. English work


12 1/5 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom