GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND

MS 250
MS Short Title GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND
Text GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND FROM SAXON TIMES UNTIL HENRY 4, LARGELY BY PETER OF POITIERS
Description MS in Anglo-Norman and French on vellum, East Anglia?, England, 1321-27 & 1399-1413, 1 roll of 9 membranes (complete), 651x25 cm, in a rotunda Gothic book script of medium quality, 161 pendrawing miniatures of the English kings and their progeny in roundels with light green and red wash colouring, 3 huge miniatures of the Saxon heptarchy, the Roman roads of Britain map and the Wheel of Fortune, of unusual high quality by 2 artists, the first of the Queen Mary's Psalter group, the second in the style of the Queen Mary Apocalypse (BL MS Royal 19B XV).
Binding 3 other rolls are nearly identical with, and were copied from this MS: Bodleian Library Ms French d.1(R), Cambridge University Library Dd.3.58 and Oo.7.32.
Provenance 1. Maud de Chaworth, wife of Henry, Earl of Lancaster (from 1320's); 2. Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, mother of Henry IV (15th c.); 3. The Chaworth family (until 1988); 4. Robert Holden Ltd, London (1988); 5. Sam Fogg, Cat. 12(1989):10, acquired June 1989; 6. De-accessioned to Sam Fogg, 17.10.2003.
Commentary This is one of the most richly decorated rolls produced in England.
Published Miniatures published in: Olivier de Laborderie: Les génálogies des rois d'Angleterre sur rouleaux manuscrits, in La généalogie entre science et passion. Paris, Ed. du C.T.M.S., 1997. Mentioned in: H.R. Woudhuysen: Manuscripts at Auction: January 1989 to December 1990; in: Peter Beal and Jeremy Griffiths, eds: English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700. Vol. 3. London 1992, pp. 272-273, 279-280, 282, 284. & Jeremy Griffiths: Manuscripts in The Schøyen Collection copied or owned in the British Isles before 1700; in: Peter Beal and Jeremy Griffiths, eds: English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700. Vol. 5. London 1995, pp. 36-42.
Exhibited 1. Conference of European National Librarians, Oslo. Sept. 1994. 2. University of Oslo. Domus Bibliotheca, 6-15 May 1996: European medieval manuscripts from The Schøyen Collection.
Place of origin England
Dates 1321-27 & 1399-1413

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