A Chronicle of England, ending with the death of Henry v in 1422, written in about the middle of the 15th century
A Chronicle of England, imperfect at beginning, ending with the death of Henry v in 1422. One leaf at the beginning is lost, and one after fol. 9, and fol. 43, but the first is represented by a rather later copy (fol. 1, cf. 22). The first words of fol. 1 are 'Howe this lande was cawlled Albyon and by what encheson it wase so named. In the noble land of Syrrye ther wase a noble kynge ... Dyoclecian'; the text ends, on an imperfect leaf, 'he was noble entyred at Westminster on whose soule ... Amen . Explicit'
This chronicle agrees fairly closely with the 'Cronicles of Englond' printed by Caxton in 1480, and so may be termed an English Brute chronicle.
(fols. 22, 154) are damaged. There is some scribbling on margins, etc.
- Creation: written in about the middle of the 15th century
Language of Materials
MS. Bodl. 754
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. V, no. 27653.
'Martin Cotes', 16th century.
On paper, imperfect