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Peter of Langtoft's chronicle of Edward i and Biblical history in Anglo-Norman, Made up of two MSS. written about 1300 and 1350 in England

MS. Fairfax 24
Held at the Weston Library

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A (about 1300):

  1. Fol. 2. Peter of Langtoft's chronicle of Edward i, beginning imperfectly in the middle of cap. 20 'ussent estre renduz en sa subiecioun'. For other MSS. see Romania, xv. 313; xxix. 61
  2. Fol. 15. 'Iste tractatus dicitur de maritagio novem filiarum diaboli', beg. '[L]i deable se vont marier', printed from a fuller text ascribed to GrossetĂȘte in Romania, xxix. 61
  3. Fol. 19. 'Ceo est la pleinte par entre misSire Henry de Lacy counte de Nychole, et Sire Wauter de Bybelesworthe pur la croiserie en la terre seinte', in six couplets: beg. 'Sire Gauter dire vous voil', published in Wright's Reliquae Antiquae, i. 134-7

B (about 1350):

  1. Fol. 21. Biblical history in Anglo-Norman beg. (rubric) 'Le commencement et li establissement de la bible en francois qui paroleit (?) des choses'
  2. Fols. 62-3 are from a mid-14th-cent. treatise on the organization of a seignorial household (cap. v 'Ceo est le office des paneters') and from the 'Rules of st. Robert' for the countess of Lincoln's household
  3. Leaves have been cut out between fols. 18-19, 20-1


  • Creation: Made up of two MSS. written about 1300 and 1350 in England


64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)


MS. Fairfax 24

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. 3904

Custodial History

Fol. 1 has 'Ex prioratu beate marie de Bolton in Craven com. Ebor.' (17th cent.) and 'C. Fairfax ex dono Geo: Clapham armigeri de Beamsley [?]'.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 1/10 × 5 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom