MS. Bodl. 754
Summary Catalogue no.: 27653
(fol. 1)Chronicle of England (Brut Chronicle) to 1422
Incipit: Howe this lande was cawlled Albyon and by what encheson it wase so named. In the noble lande of Syrrye ther wase a noble kynge ... Dyoclecian
Explicit: he was noble entyred at Westminster on whose soule... Amen. Explicit
Imperfect at beginning, and ending with the death of Henry V in 1422
One leaf is lost at the beginning, and one after fol. 9 and fol. 43. The missing text is added from a rather late copy (fol. 1, cf. 22)
This chronicle agrees farily closely with the Cronicles of Englond printed by Caxton in 1480, and so may be termed an English Brute chronicle
For a similar Chronicle, cf. MS. Bodl. 840 which ends with the taking of Rouen in January 1418/1419
Language(s): Middle English
Extent: i + 154 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 9 in.
Fols 22 and 154 are damaged
Additions: There is some scribbling in the margins
Origin: 15th century, middle
Provenance and Acquisition
'Martin Cotes', 16th century
Given (with other manuscripts) by Browne Willis of Whaddon in 1720.
Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1905)
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Last Substantive Revision
2023-03-23: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1905)