Collection ID: 0007 | Metadata type: TEI

Lehigh Codex 7 Anon. The Brut

Title

Anon. The Brut

Funders

Call number

Lehigh Codex 7
(Bethlehem, Lehigh University, Linderman Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

Linderman Library

Language

Middle English (1100-1500)

Origin

15th century
Place
England

Summary

These manuscripts are fragments of leaves from a fifteenth-century copy of the Middle English Brut chronicle. The original manuscript was written in anglicana script in two columns, with decorated initials. The text on the fragments concerns King Constantine and King Vortyger (Fragment A); King Engist and King Vortyger (Fragment B); and Godwin, Earl of Essex, and Edward the Confessor (Fragment C).

Extent

3; Fragment A, 265 x 95 mm; Fragment B, 295 x 120 mm; Fragment C, 175 x 205 mm

Foliation

Modern foliation in pencil on Fragment B, 25, and Fragment C, 51, upper right recto

Support

Parchment

Layout

  • Fragments of leaves from a manuscript written in two columns of thirty-six lines; frame-ruled in faint ink with double horizontal bounding lines; written area on full leaves: 200 x 131 mm
  • Decoration

    Historiated initial of King Constantine (Fragment A), seven lines, with foliate extensions; three-line illuminated initial in gold on pink and blue ground (fol. 51v); one-line initials throughout alternating between blue flourished with red and gold flourished with text ink

    Script

  • Gothic--anglicana
  • Provenance

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    Images


    Fragment A recto
    6700_0000.tif (58.2 MB)
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    Decoration: Historiated initial A, King Constantine

    Fragment A verso
    6700_0001.tif (59.2 MB)
    6700_0001_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
    6700_0001_web.jpg (232.2 KB)

    Fragment B recto
    6700_0002.tif (83.1 MB)
    6700_0002_thumb.jpg (4.0 KB)
    6700_0002_web.jpg (252.0 KB)

    Fragment B verso
    6700_0003.tif (74.8 MB)
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    6700_0003_web.jpg (233.3 KB)

    Fragment C recto
    6700_0004.tif (81.0 MB)
    6700_0004_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
    6700_0004_web.jpg (410.9 KB)

    Fragment C verso
    6700_0005.tif (76.4 MB)
    6700_0005_thumb.jpg (6.3 KB)
    6700_0005_web.jpg (382.2 KB)