Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 228 (U.3.1)
Title: Chronicles of England (Brut)
Images: [ MS Hunter 228 fol. 7v-8r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Chronicles of England (Brut).
(Incomplete).
Begins (1, 2 [f. '1'] recto line 1): done moche harme and sorow in many diuerse placis and aftir hee schulde comen
Ends (10, 12 [f. '151'] verso line 35): Vltima conseptam denunciat esse mariam
Remarks: On i, 1 verso under I in the left hand top corner: Tho: Martin.
On i, 2 recto in the same hand: I bought this Chronicle at Auditor | Jetts Auction, and bound it since.
A later XVIII. Cent. hand has added: Geffrey of Monmouth. | See Aaron Thompson's Translation.
For Thomas Martin of Palgrave (1697-1771), see S.1.3.
On f. '61' in XVIII. Cent. Gothic characters: John Cutte
This MS. is noticed by T.D. Hardy in his Descriptive Catalogue, vol. i. pt. i. p. 357. Latin versions are contained in U.7.25 and U.7.26.
The last chapter (246) tells of Henry's death and Richard's succession.
f. '149' verso (ch. 244?), lines 24, 25: him in the Castell till the toun was sette in rewle and in | gouernaunce.
The last rubric of f. '151' recto: Of the lawde off Kyng henry the fyfthe and what he orde= | yned ffor Kyng rychard and ffor hymself after hys deth | capitulo ducentesimo xlvj.
On f. 147 recto is scribbled a name in brown crayon, now indecipherable.
The verso of the last folio but one of T.3.12 has (col. a, line 36): was sett in rulle and in gouernaunce.
In U.3.3 the last line of text = good rule and gouernaunce. Compare also T.2.19, V.5.13, T.3.12, and T.3.21 (Fructus Temporum).
Formerly attributed incorrectly to Geoffrey of Monmouth.
[Formerly S.4.14; S.4.56].
MS is mid-late 15th century - per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, letter of 18 June 1954.
Re-bound, January 1953 by D. Cockerell & Son. Cloth sides, red niger morocco spine, lettered "Chronicles of England (Brut) MS."
f. 61. Inscription in 16th Cent. hand: John Cutte.
f. 69. Later 16th Cent. hand: Spese & Fortuna quod (?), Thomas Smyth of Daventry (?) - per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, letter of 18 June 1954
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum and paper (only the outermost sheets and innermost middle leaf (or sheet) in each quire are of vellum), 11 x 8, ff. 152, originally ff. 182, well written in one hand to f. '149' verso, thence to f. '151' verso in a later hand, in single cols. of 34 lines, each 7 x 5, ruled and margined with ink, early XVIII. Cent. foliation (in pencil), no catchwords or signatures visible (probably cropped), gilt illuminated initials with gilt ornamental gestures, small blue initials to rubrics, paragraph marks red and blue alternately, no marginalia, much soiled and mutilated, cropped, fol. sec. done moche harme. Cent. XIV.-XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered rough calf, blind-tooled, back gone, red spattered edges, now (1905) being re-bound. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 169.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Chronicle
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 168-169.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: Thomas Martin 1697-1771
Of Palgrave. Antiquary.
subject: Geoffrey of Monmouth 1100?-1154
Bishop of St Asaph.
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