Manuscript Monday: Penn MS Roll 1066

Marie Turner, a graduate student in English at Penn, presents the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Ms. Roll 1066. This genealogical chronicle of the kings of England to Edward IV, written in Latin with a few words in Middle English, was probably written in London, England, ca. 1461. It is an illuminated chronicle tracing the descent of Edward IV from Adam, through Brut and Arthur (generally following the 12th-century account of Geoffrey of Monmouth), and the historical kings of England. The text draws on other historical authors such as Roger of Wendover, Matthew of Paris, and Ranulf Higden.

It was presented at the Delaware Valley Medieval Association Meeting at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts of the University of Pennsylvania Library. September 21, 2013.


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