Middle English Manuscripts : Tomlynson Brut Chronicle (1415 Continuation)

Middle English Manuscripts

Late fifteenth-century manuscript of the Brut Chronicle, from chapter 101 onwards and ending imperfectly in 1415. Several leaves are wanting. <p style='text-align: justify;'>Brut Chronicle to 1415, beginning imperfectly a page before an account of Cadwallader's going to Rome, and ending imperfectly at 1415 'at þe dise and an [archer]', ed. F.W.D. Brie, The Brut (see Bibliography below), p. 378 line 14.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>1v</a> line 22 begins, 'Howe king Offa was soueraine' (Brie p. 102 line 21). The 21 preceding lines - 'Thanne kyng Aleyn did sende for the Clergie of his londe ... vic lxxix' - are not in Brie and are no doubt derived from Geoffrey of Monmouth (ed. Griscom, p. 534); folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(7);return false;'>lr</a> is barely legible.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>There are no chapter numbers before '203' on folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(127);return false;'>61r</a>; the last remaining chapter is numbered '244'. 'Deo gracias' at folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(179);return false;'>87r</a> line 2 (Brie, p. 286 line 9, battle of Halidon Hill, 1333).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>There are two gaps in the text: (1) folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(50);return false;'>22v</a> ends 'Englande' and folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(51);return false;'>23r</a> begins 'tharchebisshop'. (2) folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(134);return false;'>64v</a> ends 'layen xi' and folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(135);return false;'>65r</a> begins 'and afterwarde he'. For the missing text see Brie, pp. 147:21-149:26 and 238:33-240:21.</p>


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