RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 878
Extentff. 96
TitleCHRONICLE ETC. LONDON.
Date15th century
DescriptionOn f. i a a late title: Chronicon paruum Londinense usque ad
annum X(ti) 1469.
On the verso a half obliterated note in the original hand.

1. Chronicle of Britain from the Creation . . . . . p. 1
The first page re-written
In principio creavit. The six ages.
p. 3 verses:
Tu quicunque deges bene si uis poscere reges
Anglos et leges hec iterando leges
Reges maiores referam sine nobiliores
Quanto regnarunt et ubi gens hos tumularunt.
Brutus and Diana.
Kings of Britain. Saxon Kings. On p. 41 a circular diagram
of the kingdoms of Britain. Later kings have each a distich
in red. The last p. 78
Henrice sexte reminisce facta paterna
Tunc dicent ex te simile post facta moderna.
Cui iam succedit Edwardus d. g. rex anglie et francie immo
Castelle et legionum qui de linea recta discendit dictarum
trium regionum deo gr.
pp. 79, 80 blank.
Discencio linee Regum francie . . . . . 81
Ex genere Priami fuit Moreneus
- Karolus frater dicte katerine genuit (blank) qui nunc
regnat sed non juste.
Discencio linee de ducibus Normanie ad r. henricum post con-
questum anglie tercium . . . . . 85
87, 88 blank.
Discencio linee comitis andegauie vsque ad r. Edw. post conq.
ang. primum . . . . . 89
90 blank.
Discencio linee Petri ueri Regis hispanie usque ad r. nostrum
Edw. post conq. ang. quartum qui nunc regnat . . . . . 91
92 blank.

2. Chronicle of England from the Incarnation to 1468 . . . . . 93
Anno incarn. dom. primo
D. n. I. C. filius dei conceptus est viij° kal. ap.
1468 Capcio castri de hardlaugh in Wallia per d. Herberd.
et d. Ricardus dunstall in eodem castro captus et ductus
london cum sociis suis.

3. Prophecy.
Sicut merlinus in hist. Britonum ita Hermericus in hist. Alman-
orum a° ab origine mundi 5586 annis prophetizauit in hec
verba . . . . . 118
Lilium regnans in nobili parte mundi
- omnia impleta permanebunt.
Exposicio prophecie . . . . . 120
See Cat. of Rom. I. 318 etc.

4. List of Mayors and Sheriffs of London . . . . . 121
Anno decimo Regni R. Johannis fuit primus maior london quod
ante tempus illud fuerant balliui.
Anno decimo Joh. reg. Anglie
Maiores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicecomites . . . r. r. . . . a° d(m)
1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petrus duke . . . x . . . . . 1210
Henricus filius Al(a)ni . . . . . .Thomas noele
The first writing seems to go down to 1468. The original hand
makes additions perhaps to 1476. Other hands go on to
1529. The last is: Tho. Pargeter a° 1530.
Verses on S. Anne and her husbands . . . . . 158
Est Urns anna pater ysakar Nazaphat tua mater.

5. Kalendar in English verse by Lydgate: MacCracken, Minor
Poems of L. I. 363; C. Brown, 1052 . . . . . 159
Kl.
III A. Januar.
Ihesu for thi holi Circumcision
In the begynnynge of the new yere
Saue and kepe me fro confusion
Whanne I shall stonde at my answere
Graunte me S(t) Edwarde wel to apere
And for thi worshipfull Epiphanie
Graunte me good life and wel for to deye.
The Kalendar is Sarum.
March. David and Chad.
Ap. 2. Now thinke on vs gentill Ose.
June 3. Erasmus.
Ends: Now kepe vs Ihesu fro þe fende
With sent Siluester att oure last ende.
Amen.

6. A Rota Pasche, neatly drawn . . . . . 183
On 185, 186 English notes of measures and weights, one dated
1553.
On the three last pages are three geometrical figures very neatly
drawn, cinqfoils enclosing pentagons etc.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
Also referred to in O.S. Pickering & V.M. O'Mara, 'The Index of Middle English Prose: handlist 13. Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library including those formerly in Sion College Library' (1999)
Also referred to in P.R. Robinson, 'Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 888-1600 in London Libraries' (2003)
Also in Julia Boffey and A.S.G.Edwards, 'New index of Middle English verse' (The British Library, London, 2005)
Also noted on the Digital Index of Middle English Verse: http://www.dimev.net
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 4 1/5 x 2 4/5, 18 lines to a page, very neatly written.
Rough leather binding (cent. xvii).
Collation: 1(8)-3(8) 4(6) 5(4) 6(8) 7(8) (one canc.) 8(8) 9(8) (6 canc.) 10(8)-12(8) (1 canc.) 13(6) (wants 6) 14(6) (wants 5, 8).
CustodialHistoryLiber Guilhelmi Griffithii A. M. olim e X(ti) Coll. Cantabr. nunc Westmonasteriensis, 1696.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1298

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section IV. Humanistic Studies. Reel 37 (with MSS. 752, 759, 761, 802, 854)
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