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The Years 1250-1256 In The Chronicles Of The Kings Of Man And The Isles ('The Manx Chronicle')

The Years 1250-1256 In The Chronicles Of The Kings Of Man And The Isles ('The Manx Chronicle')

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1261

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Julius A VII

Item number: ff.48v-49r

Length: 32

Width: 20.2

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This is the unique manuscript of the 'Chronicles Of The Kings Of Man And The Isles', also known as 'The Manx Chronicle'. The original scribe wrote the text from the reign of Canute, in 1016, to the dedication of the Cistercian abbey at Rushen, on the Isle of Man, in 1257, and he also included a list of popes which ends with Pope Urban IV (1261-4). Following the chronicles are other texts relating to the abbey at Rushen. It is therefore probable that the manuscript was written for the new abbey a few years after it was founded. Towards the end of the Chronicles some of the entries are quite long, such as that which fills the left-hand page and finishes at the top of the right-hand page. This must be partly because the events recorded are close to the date at which this manuscript was written: the event related are therefore almost certainly occurred within living memory of the scribe himself.

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