MS. Bodl. Rolls 6
Summary Catalogue no.: 2987
A genealogical history of the Kings of England, deducing their descent from Adam to Henry V
In the margin occur short poems in praise of England:
The notices are fuller from the time of Egbert (membrane '9'), when the archbishops of Canterbury are given a separate column, and the families of the kings are noticed
The date '1424' of the compilation of this 'tabula' is on membrane '14'
At membrane '15', after the account of Edward I, is intercalated a French piece, and the kings of France are given in genealogical line, with notes of them from Philip III to Charles V
With Edward III (membrane '16') the hand changes, the heraldry is more elaborate, and the biographical and historical notes longer, while some of the notes extend to c. 1440
Notes on the religious houses of England and Scotland, preceded by a short account of the settling of England.
Under each county is given a list of abbeys, priories, and castles, in two 15th century hands
Written in several hands
Pächt and Alexander iii. 926, Pl. LXXXIX
Good miniatures, e.g. Adam and Eve
Summary Catalogue: a circular diagram of England divided among eight nations
In a cloth box 16.25 in. x 4.125 x 4.25 in.
Provenance and Acquisition
Very faintly visible: '⟨Ex dono⟩ Henrici S⟨avilii de⟩ Banke prope ⟨Halifax⟩ ' by bequest in 1617 (see p. 165 of no. 8620 Langbaine's Adversaria)
Digital Bodleian (26 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2023-09-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)