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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Bodley 231

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Codicological Data

Incipit
Begins, 'Here may a man here how Engelond was first callid Albyon and thorough whame hit hade [th]e name'.
Matheson Version
CV-1419[men or r&g]: A ('Doubtful MSS.')
Matheson Number
48
Pages in Mathson, The Prose Brut
114
Date of production
Mid-C15
References in LALME
No entry in LALME
Items in the MS
1
Contents
Brut Chronicle
Related Manuscripts
N/A
Number of Scribes
N/A
Number of Leaves
ii + 198 fols + ii
Mis-en-page
N/A
Dimensions
270mm x 200mm approx.
Materials and writing support
Parchment
Writing Space
N/A
Border
The manuscript has an illuminated border.
Initials?
The manuscript has illuminated capitals.
Miniatures?
N/A
Rubrication
N/A
Annotation
The Bodleian catalogue records that on fol. 194, 'the writer mentions "my mayster Nevell the Erles sone of Westmerlande".' It is unclear whether by 'writer' the entry means the scribe or a marginal hand. Either way, it would appear to link the MS. with Richard Neville (14001460), Earl of Salisbury, son of Ralph Neville the Earl of Westmoreland, and father to Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick and 'Kingmaker'; for Richard Neville see the entry in the DNB.
Erasures?
N/A
Graffiti?
'R.A.' on the binding of the manuscript, prob. initials of the owner (c. 1600-1630)
Style of hand
N/A
Approximate date of hand
Mid-C15
Described by (in order of investigator)
Ryan Perry
Further information in the wiki?
N/A

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Credits

Date of Description
12/12/05
Credits and Sources
No microfilm of manuscript available; described with reference to A Summary catalogue of Western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Matheson PB.