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'Nicolai Aleni Essentiani Angli Britanneïdos ... liber vii', followed by books viii-xvi

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MS. e Mus. 59

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'Nicolai Aleni Essentiani Angli Britanneïdos ... liber vii', followed by books viii-xvi: a hexameter poem on the kings of England from Ethelred ii to the Norman Conquest. Book vii begins 'At dux fraternis facilem diuiserat aurem | Neustricolum dictis mentemque per omnia versat | Intentam'. Books vii-x seem to give an account of Britain from the earliest times to Ethelred, so perhaps books i-vi were never written.

Of the last two leaves (fols. 105-6) only about the lower quarter are left, preserving, however, the last lines of the poem. The work appears to have no value. MS. Bodl. 545 is a careful copy of the whole of this volume in its present condition.

Dates

  • Written in the 2nd half of the 16th century in England by N. Allen (?)

Extent

106 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 59, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 59

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18223

Overview

'Nicolai Aleni Essentiani Angli Britanneïdos ... liber vii', followed by books viii-xvi

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 3625

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (159)

Bought as no. 3616 in 1658.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, along with 9 other MSS. (MSS. Auct. D. 2. 5, e Mus. 116, Auct. F. 5. 26, e Mus. 146, e Mus. 111, e Mus. 164, Auct. F. 5. 28, e Mus. 244, e Mus. 162) with part of £5 given by Joseph Maynard, fellow of Exeter college, Oxford, in 1658.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 3/8 × 8 5/8 in.
Title
'Nicolai Aleni Essentiani Angli Britanneïdos ... liber vii', followed by books viii-xvi
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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