Middle English Manuscripts : Brut Chronicle (1413 Continuation)

Middle English Manuscripts

Late fifteenth-century manuscript of the Brut Chronicle, ending imperfectly in 1413. Several leaves are wanting. An incomplete note in another hand (folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(98);return false;'>46v</a>) says: 'This chronicle was mayde the xth yere of the reynge of kynge Henry the viiith by the right renouned and myghty...' (ends abruptly). <p style='text-align: justify;'>Brut Chronicle, beginning 'Here begynneth a boke in Englysshe tunge called Brute... the whiche conteyneth ccxxxviii chapiters withoute the prolog or protogoll. The prolog of this booke declareth... of hem many oon. Some tyme in the noble lond of Surry...'; and ending imperfectly at folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(278);return false;'>136v</a>, 'ihesu haue mercy amen. Of kinge Henry the vth borne at Monmouth in Wales son to king Henry the iiiith: ed. F.W.D. Brie, The Brut (see Bibliography below), p. 373. Chapters are not numbered after 110 on folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(119);return false;'>57r</a>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>There is a gap in the text: folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(12);return false;'>3v</a> ends 'evell taches and governaunces' (Brie, p. 2 line 18) and folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>4r</a> begins 'shuld comme to much honor and worship' (Brie, p. 6 line 3).</p>

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