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[1a] Cronica cestrie. plene./ Litta missa dno sse [sanctissimi] reg[n]e[m] anglie/ Sanctissimo in [Christo] patri d[omi]no boneficio divina providentia/ sacrosce romane ac universalis ecclie su[m]mo pontifica edwardus/ dei gra ... [4a] Post pclaros artium scriptores quibus circa reru[m]/ notatiam aut moru[m] modestiam dulce fuit quo adui/uerent insudare ... [347b. end] pvisiones afferret sub pena carcis et capitis int[er]dixit. [Second hand] Et sic finit[us]/ opus Ranulphi monachi cestrensis. [238a. Index] Absolim ... [10 leaves on incomplete name index]. Preview this item
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[1a] Cronica cestrie. plene./ Litta missa dno sse [sanctissimi] reg[n]e[m] anglie/ Sanctissimo in [Christo] patri d[omi]no boneficio divina providentia/ sacrosce romane ac universalis ecclie su[m]mo pontifica edwardus/ dei gra ... [4a] Post pclaros artium scriptores quibus circa reru[m]/ notatiam aut moru[m] modestiam dulce fuit quo adui/uerent insudare ... [347b. end] pvisiones afferret sub pena carcis et capitis int[er]dixit. [Second hand] Et sic finit[us]/ opus Ranulphi monachi cestrensis. [238a. Index] Absolim ... [10 leaves on incomplete name index].

Author: Ranulf Higden; Edward, King of England; Clifford C Rattey; C W H Sotheby; Robert Espinosa
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : Latin
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ranulf Higden; Edward, King of England; Clifford C Rattey; C W H Sotheby; Robert Espinosa
OCLC Number: 81248393
Notes: Manuscript on vellum; changes of hand at f. 181, 193b, 230 and 232b. With additions in black ink. Text in brown and red, with initials in blue, red and purple, with pen drawn backgrounds and flourishes in a contrasting color. Paragraph marks in red and blue alternately. Text ruled in brown ink. Chapter headings alternately in red and blue; marginal notations in red.
Library copy ends with 1542, and lacks about two pages notated in other copies.
Text closely resembles MS C and D (Magd. Coll. Oxford 181 and St. John's College Camb. A12).
Folios 238-236 give index of names, followed on f. 246-247 by an incomplete subject index in a different hand.
Produced in England, ca. 1375.
Folio 1-3b is a letter of Edward I to Boniface VIII claiming overlordship of Scotland.
There were two English translations, one made in 1387 by John Trevisa and printed by Caxton in 1482, by Wynkun de Worde in 1495, and by Peter Treveris in 1527. A second translation made during the following century was printed for the first time in the Rolls series.
Description: 247 leaves ; 29 cm.
Other Titles: Polychronicon
Policronicon

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