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An English translation of the Epitome rei militaris, written chiefly in the first half of the 15th cent.

'Here bygynnyth a schort tretys the whiche Vegecius ... wroot ... the whiche tretys techith holliche of Knighthod and of chiualrye ... in foure bookys ...': an English translation of the Epitome rei militaris. A long colophon, printed in the 1840 Catalogue, states that the translation was made ' at the ordenaunce & biddynge of the ... worschipfull lord sire Thomas of Berkeley: it was writen & ended in the vigile of Alle Halewes the yeer ... Ml. CCCC. & viij ... This is his nameā€¦
Collection: Douce Manuscripts
Shelfmark: MS. Douce 291
Extents: 140 Leaves
Dates: written chiefly in the first half of the 15th cent.