A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. Rolls 7

Summary Catalogue no.: 2965


Roger Alban (attrib.), Progenies regum Angliae

A genealogical chronicle of the Kings of England deduced from Adam to the birth of Edward prince of Wales in the reign of Henry VI in 1453

Incipit: (prologue) Considerans cronicorum prolixitatem necnon et difficultatem
Explicit: (prologue) ad Henricum Sextum originaliter finem produxi
Incipit: (text) Adam in agro Damasceno formatus

The roll is half in pedigree form and half short notices of each person

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment
Extent: A roll of eleven membranes
Dimensions (roll): 312 × c. 13.625-14 in.


Coloured circles in the pedigree.


In a cloth box 3.875 in. square x 16.25 in.


Origin: soon after 1453 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented in 1603 by sir Edwin Sandys of London

Record Sources

Description adapted (September 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-09-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)