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Forewarned and Forearmed: Contents of BL, Cotton MS. Titus A. XXV, ff. 94-105

M R Geldof (notes)

Abstract

Cotton MS. Titus A. XXV is a composite codex of several unrelated booklets, one of which has gone largely unnoticed and unexplored. The single gathering of ff. 94-105, preserves a fifteenth-century copy of political prophecy, five short pieces of prophetic and devotional material, and one of the three surviving examples of English instruction in the use of personal arms. This is a curious collection of thematically related material and suggests a reader who was interested in the political turmoil of the 1450s and an interest in both practical and intellectual protection from the uncertainties of his time.

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