University College MS. 154
Chronicle of England (Brut Chronicle)
Language(s): Middle English
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)
Summary description based on the following sources.
H. O. Coxe, Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque Oxoniensibus hodie adservantur (1852), p. 42
J. J. G. Alexander and Elzbieta Temple, Illuminated manuscripts in Oxford college libraries, the University Archives and the Taylor Institution (Oxford, 1985), Cat. No. 551 [information on decoration and origin]
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.