Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 43:8 Massacre of the Bretons by the English
TitleMassacre of the Bretons by the English
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 43:8
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- This cutting shows a fragment of a genealogical roll with the history of the world from Creation to 1380. Known as the Chronique Universelle (Universal Chronicle), a title supplied by modern scholars, this anonymous French text condensed Biblical, Classical, and the histories of the royal houses of England and France in an easily digestible roll format. This fragment contains a roundel depicting the murder of 3,000 Bretons by the English during the Hundred Year's War.
Extent332 x 167 mm
- 15th century
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