Comparison with annotation in Lambeth Palace MS. 331, fols 6r-7r (in both mss.):
- Thamys & new troye (Harley 753)
Thamys of new troye (LP 331)
- [text not visible] called Brytayne (Harley 753)
Ynglond was fyrst cleped Brytayne (LP 331)
- Brute [th]e first kyng/ xx yere (Harley 753)
Brute [th]e fyrst kyng (LP 331)
- Lotryn scd^s/ & rex .v. anno (Harley 753)
- Brute (Harley 753)
- The water of humbar (Harley 753)
[Th]e water of humbar (LP 331)
- Quene Gwentolen (Harley 753)
Quene Gwentolen (LP 331)
- The water of seurne called abram (Harley 753)
[Th]e water of seurne called Abram (LP 331)
Samples of Annotation from latter parts of the manuscript:Examples of C15 annotation, prob. scribal:
- Fol. 140v: 'A marvayle', a cross appears in the air above Boulogne (cf. Brie, 313:33-314:3).
- '[A] gret pestilence', (Brie, 314:12-17).
- Fol. 141r: '[th]e grete wind', (Brie, 315:3 ff.).
- '[th]e grete frost', (Brie, 315:26 ff.)
- Fol. 141v: 'Secunde pestilence', (Brie, 316:19 ff.).
- Fol. 160v: 'the batell of Schrewysbery', dated below in same hand, 'Ao dm m cccc iij', (Brie, 363:24).
- Fol. 165v: '[ii]j lords were putte to deth' (cropped), beside the naming of the conspirators against Henry V, (Brie, 375:26-8).
- Fol. 167r: '[th]e batayle of Agyncourt', (Brie, 378).
Non-scribal annotation (C15, unless otherwise stated):
- Fol. 139: '[th]e Garter', beside Edward III holding jousts and a feast in honour of knighthood and St. George, (Brie, 308:32 ff.), C15.
- 'Jhon Stodeye mjor at a Iusts', beside text recounting jousts at London involving the mayor and alderman, (Brie: 309:11-16), cf. annotation in Lambeth Palace 331; evidently this reader had access to London civic records or chronicles, naming here the Mayor of London for 1357 from a source other than the Brut. Click this link for a list of London mayors.
- 'Edmund [th]e foworth brother of kyng Edward the therde', (Brie, 309:15); this hand appears on fol. 138v (in association with marginal crosses, see below) and is similarly interested in marking the immediacy of relationship to king Edward III: 'Edward [th]e prince'; '[Sir] Lionell second brother'; 'John the 3. brother', (Brie, 305:23-306:4). This marginalia may plausibly be understood as demonstrating interest in the legality of the Lancastrian succession.
- Fol. 142v: 'hawkwood', beside mention of Sir John Hawkwood, (Brie, 322:8 ff.)
- Fol. 147r: Nota bene hand indicates underlined text, which describes sea raids by the French on English ports, (Brie, 335:23-27), poss. C15-C16
- Fol. 150v: A reader picks up on the 24 knights of the Garter who challenge all-comers in the tournament at Smithfield, (Brie, 343:14 ff.), C16.
- Fol. 157r-v: 'nota' and nota bene hand overleaf, beside underlined text, relating to the false charters made by Richard II's counsellors, and his appointment of persons to govern the realm in his absence, (Brie, 356:10ff).
- Fol. 171v: C16 reader writes comments (difficult to decipher) concerning the murder of the duke of Burgandy- this text has no parallel in Brie, click the wiki link for a transcription of the anomalous passage.
- Fol. 174v: 'gode Isaye(?)', beside instructions by Henry V to his men, (Brie, 399:23-5).
'X' placed in margin (difficult to date):
- Fol. 139v: John of Gaunt marries dame Blanche, (Brie, 309:8-11).
- Fol. 140v: The Black Prince weds Joan of Kent, (Brie, 314:19-22).
- Mention of the destruction caused by the White Company in Lombardy.
- Fol. 141r: relates either to the death of king John of France, or Edward, the son of the Black Prince, (Brie, 316:2-11).
- Fol. 141v: Richard (II) born, (Brie, 316:24-31).
- Fol. 142v: Corn priced at xld a bushel, (Brie, 321:16).
- Fol. 146: Edward II dies, (Brie, 332:18-19)
- Fol. 148v: The arrival of Anne of Bohemia, (Brie, 338:27 ff.).
- Fol. 149v: Richard II advances several nobles, (Brie, 340:30 ff.).
- The earl of March named heir apparent to the throne, (Brie, 341:12-15)Fol. 150: Mention of Bolingbroke among the Lords Appellant, (Brie, 342:8).
- Fol. 151r: John of Gaunt's expedition to Spain, (Brie, 344:8 ff.).
- The supplications of Queen Anne in favour of the Londoners, (Brie, 347:6-8).
- Fol. 153v: The body of Queen Anne entred, (Brie, 348:30-33).
- Fol. 155r: The murder of the duke of Gloucester, (Brie, 352:1-8).
- Fol. 156r: The earl of Arundel's judgement and execution, (Brie, 353-4).
- Fol. 156v: The king advances various nobles, (Brie, 355:1-12); written beneath in a C16 hand, prob. not the hand responsible for the crosses, is written, 'v dukes a duchesse & v erles}'.
- Fol. 157r: 2 x crosses mark the death of John of Gaunt, (Brie, 355:15-20).
- Fol. 159: Henry IV crowned, (Brie, 359:30-32).
- King Richard dies, (Brie, 360:8 ff.).
- The burial of Richard in Langley, (Brie, 360:22-6).
- 2 crosses mark the death of John Beaufort, and the marriage of the countess of Somerset to Henry IV's brother Thomas, (Brie, 370:30-371:4).
- Fol. 163v: Henry IV advances his sons, (Brie, 371:25-6)
- Fol. 164r: Henry IV buried at the shrine of St. Thomas of Canterbury, (Brie, 372:29-30).
- Fol. 164v: The reburial of Richard II, (Brie, 373:5 ff.).
- Plot against Henry V, beside the mention that they were tempted by the French offer of money, (Brie, 375:29-31).
- Fol. 167v: The English dead included the duke of York and earl of Suffolk, (Brie, 379:25-6).
- Fol. 171v: Beginning of the account of the siege of Rouen, (Brie, 381 or 394).
- Fol. 172v: Faint word penned beside the mark, poss. 'Carew', (Brie, 396:2).
- Fol. 182v: The arrest of king Henry IV's wife by the duke of Bedford, (Brie, 422:32-5).
- Fol. 183r: The names of the English negotiators in discussions with the French, (Brie, 423:35 ff.).
- Fol. 184r: Henry Chichele and other bishops perform the wedding service (Henry V and Catherine), (Brie, 425:14 ff.).Fol. 185: The duke of Clarence and others slain, (Brie, 427:16).
- Fol. 185v: The Archbishop of Canterbury is godfather to Henry (the sixth), (Brie, 427:35).Fol. 186v: Henry V's body embalmed, (Brie, 430:8).
- Fol. 187v: The Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess of Holland depart to take possession of the Duchess's lands in Hainault, (Brie, 431:33-36).
- Fol. 188r: The duke of Bedford returns to England, (Brie, 432:34 ff.).Fol. 188v: 2 x crosses, two Dukes made, and the death of the duke of Exeter, (Brie, 433:16-28)