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University College MS. 154


Chronicle of England (Brut Chronicle)
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Support: vellum


Border and initial on opening folio, flourish initials throughout.


Late 15th-century panelled brown leather (worn)


Origin: 15th century ; England.

Provenance and Acquisition

"olim, ut videtur, Willelmi Manyngham, Christophori Purpilli, W. Bendloues, et Willelmi Bere." (Coxe) "Christopher Purpillus, 1604, pp. i, 241. Possibly given to Univ. by Mary Langbaine, widow of Gerard Langbaine (d. 1692)." (Alexander and Temple, p. 54)

Record Sources

Summary description based on the following sources.

S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson (ed.), The Index of Middle English Prose VIII: Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries (Cambridge, 1991), p. 121


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-13: Record created.