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

MS. Lyell 34


Chronicle of England (Brut Chronicle) to 1461 ('Davies' Chronicle')
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fol. 1 pink initial on gold ground joined to bar border framing the text with acanthus leaves in pink, blue, orange, and green and pen scrolling with small gold and green flowers and leaves, rubbed. Other initials gold on decorated blue and pink grounds with sprays of pen scrolling and small gold and green flowers and leaves. (P&A iii. 1066)


Origin: c. 1461 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)