Catalogue description ROLL CHRONICLE. Genealogical chronicle showing Christ's descent from Adam and the succession of the kings of England, popes, and kings and emperors of France

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Reference: SAL/MS/501
Title: ROLL CHRONICLE. Genealogical chronicle showing Christ's descent from Adam and the succession of the kings of England, popes, and kings and emperors of France
Description:

In two parts, the earlier (mid 15th century) cut away at 1264, the later continued to 1665. The earlier roll is headed by an introduction based on Peter of Poitiers and followed by other texts (see Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 313). Against the year of incarnation on the left is a word of the mnemonic verses 'Cinxit blandus adhoc gilibertus ...', recommencing at 532 and 1064; another set of verses 'Ciccine blandus amor ...' runs from the roundel containing Joachim's name to the birth of Christ (Walther, no. 2790). Six tinted drawings in roundels, attributed by Scott (see below) to William Abell, showing Adam and Eve and the serpent; Noah and the Ark; the sacrifice of Isaac; David; Zedekiah; and the Nativity. Numerous small figures of kings and other historical figures. Includes the arms of the nine worthies. Three later insertions of the arms of Rollo, 1st Duke of Normandy, and the arms of Portugal and England. The lower portion of the roll, added c. 1665, carries the descent from Edw. I to Chas. II. At this time the coats of arms appear to have been added and royal badges. See K. L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, VI (1996), no. 95, ills. 369, 370

Date: Mid 15th century, c.1665
Held by: Society of Antiquaries of London, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical condition: Vellum rolls; 17 + 3 membranes (later addition) Two rolls in a red box.
Immediate source of acquisition:

?Presented by George Rogers, FSA, 17 March 1803. See Minute Book XXIX, p. 443. Archaeologia, 14 (1803), 291

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