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"A catalogue of the names and armes of the great princes, noblemen and knights, as well English as strangers, with their retinues, which were with the most victorious King Edward the third, in his warres in France and Normandy, during the siege and winning of Callis, which was yeelded to the said King the 3rd of August in the 21st yeere of his reigne, with the number of shippes and men of warre imployed about the same, as also the rates of wages and the whole charge thereof, at which time that valiant and worthy knight sir John Howard (auncester of the now most honourable family of the Howards) was admirall of the north fleet of this realme of England, as hereafter may appeare: per Yorke Herault, 1607;" [i.e. Ralph Brooke], 1655

MS. Rawl. B. 44
Held at the Weston Library

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At fol. 27 is the following note of the transcriber: "This manuscript I had from Noward castell, out of the library of the late lo. Wm. Howard, 3d sonne to the last duke of Norfolke, now in the possession of col. Charles Howard, esq. his grandchild. I transcribed it att Carlile the 21st — an[n]o 1655. Theoph. Polwheile." The arms, although mentioned on the title-page, are not included in the transcript. At fol. 31b is a sketch of the arms of the Polwhele family.


  • Creation: 1655


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 44

Custodial History

Olim liber Gualteri Clavell; vid. catal. bibl. ejus (in octavo. Lond. 1742), p. 94.


  • The list of knights, with their retinues, is printed, "ex rotulo pergameno penes vir cl. Jac. West," p. 89 of Edw. Rowe Mores' Nomina et insignia gentilitia nobilium equitumque sub Edoardo primo rege militantium , in quarto. Oxf. 1749.

Physical Facet

On paper, in octavo majori


Repository Details

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