|Creator:||Hardyng, John, 1378-1465?|
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From the library of the Tollemache family, Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Ownership inscription of "John Ravell" at the end of the Chronicles text, along with other notes.
Layout: single columns of approximately 42 lines.
Script: English bookhand.
Binding: seventeenth-century full calf. Red leather spine tag, gilt: "M. S. Hist: of England / From Vortvmrk to Edw. 4."
Previous shelfmark: MS. L. J. I. 10.
Manuscript on parchment, in a single hand, of the "second version" of John Hardyng's Chronicle. While the manuscript has lost perhaps 36 leaves from the beginning of the work, it is textually complete from the reign of Vortigern on. There is a final entry referring to Elizabeth Woodville as the queen of Edward IV. The final leaves of the volume contain an anonymous sixteenth-century poem, A lamentable complaint of our saviour Christ; an eighteen-line carol in Middle English which begins "By resone of ii and power of one;" and a page of notes in a single sixteenth-century hand on executions at Smithfield in London between 1531 and 1534.
116 + 4 l. : parchment ; 308 x 205 mm
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