Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Roll 1588 Genealogical chronicle fragment of the kings of England to Kimbelinus and Arvigarus

Title

Genealogical chronicle fragment of the kings of England to Kimbelinus and Arvigarus

Call number

Ms. Roll 1588
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Latin

Origin

Written and illustrated in England in the second quarter of the 15th century (Sotheby's).
Date
between 1425 and 1450
Place
England

Summary

A chronicle with diagram from the first reign of Henry VI tracing the descent of the kings of England from Noah, through Brut, and breaking off after the kings Kimbelinus and Arvigarus in the central line of descent and the kings Ingils and Offa in another line left of center. The birth of Christ is marked just before the end of the fragment. Earlier the line of descent on the left includes the descent of northern peoples such as the Danes, Jutes, and Geates from Steldius, also known as Scyld Scefing from the poem Beowulf. On the verso (outer surface of roll) is an 18th-century inscription, Genealogy, Noa to [the kings] of England.

Notes

Extent

1 roll (2 membranes) : 1620 x 260 mm

Support

Parchment

Script

  • Written in secretary script.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical

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    Membrane 1, Side 1
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    Membrane 2, Side 1
    1727_0001.tif (225.1 MB)
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    Membrane 1, Side 2
    1727_0002.tif (204.4 MB)
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    Membrane 2, Side 2
    1727_0003.tif (260.4 MB)
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