MS. Bodl. Rolls 2
Summary Catalogue no.: 2978
A genealogical roll of the Kings of France and England in parallel columns. The first column begins: 'A tous nobles qui ayment beaux faitz'. The corresponding column of English kings is headed 'Cy ensuent les lignies des Roys qui ont regne en Angleterre...'. The text of this column begins 'Apres la destruccion de Troy'
Both columns run by genealogical trees with accompanying accounts of considerable length, from the earliest times (Priamus and Brutus respectively) to 1422
Mentions the Battle of Verneuil, 1424
On part of the back is a long genealogical tree (with names only), beginning with Noah and running through the kings of England until Edward III
Pächt and Alexander iii. 871
In a cloth case 25 in. x 3.125 x 3.25 in.
Provenance and Acquisition
'Ex dono magistri Henrici Savilij', i.e. by bequest of Henry Savile of Banke, who died in 1617. The gift therefore is probably of that year, but the roll does not occur in any catalogue until c. 1655 (no. 8620, p. 172, Langbaine's Adversaria)
Last Substantive Revision
2023-09-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)