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Detailed record for Arundel 150

Author Roger of Hoveden
Title Annales
Origin England
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration 1 puzzle initial in red and blue with red and blue pen-flourishing (f. 1). Initials in red with blue pen-flourishing, and in blue with red pen-flourishing. 1 large marginal image of a pennant (f. 41v). 1 diagram in red and green with a cross (f. 64v).
Dimensions in mm 320 x 225 (240 x 150) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 130 ( + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning at at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance Lord William Howard (b. 1563, d. 1640), antiquary and landowner, the younger son of Thomas Howard (b. 1538, d. 1572), 4th duke of Norfolk: inscribed: ‘William Howarde' (f. 1), and 'W. How' (f. 128v); his replacement parchment folios 11-12, and 24-35, and additional text f. 128-128v in humanistic cursive script; an ink lion rampant (f. 1).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London: its ink stamp 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.' (f. 1); its book-plate (inside upper cover, with the pencil inscription 'XV: 3.18').
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 39.

Chronica Magistri Rogeri de Hovedene, ed. by William Stubbs, Rolls Series, 51 (London, 1868), p. lxxxii.

Antonia Gransden, Historical Writing in England, 2 vols, (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974-1982), I, c. 550 to c. 1307, p. 226.

D. R. Howlett, ' A St Albans Historical Miscellany of the Fifteenth Century', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 69 (1974), 195-200 (p. 200 n. 11).

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Pennant and decorated initials

f. 41v
Pennant and decorated initials

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