MS. Ash. Rolls 50
Summary Catalogue no.: 8465sss
Former shelfmark: MS. Ashmole 1773
Fine miniatures (coloured drawings). Incomplete. (P&A iii. 519, pl. XLIX)
Seven medallions (first torn away, second damaged) illustrating the story of Brutus. Seven rows, each containing 14 small medallions with portraits of kings. Seven columns, each filled with small medallions containing portraits of the Anglo-Saxon kings of the Heptarchy. Two rows, each containing 14 small medallions with portraits of kings from Aethelwulf to Edward I. Family tree, illustrated with small medallions containing portraits of the ancestors of Edward I.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written before the death of Edward I in 1307; the number of his regnal years is not inserted. John Balliol, king of Scotland, 1292-6, is the last Scottish king shown. Closely related to MS. Bodl. Rolls 3.
Bequeathed by him to the Ashmolean Museum.
Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.
Digital Bodleian (4 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.