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Detailed record for Arundel 46

ff. 1-127v 
Author Henry of Huntingdon
Title Chronicle
ff. 128-239 
Author Nicholas Trivet
Title Annales
Origin England
Date 1st half of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Blue initial with red penwork decoration and pen-flourishing. Large simple red initials. Small red or blue initials. Yellow highlighting of letters. Simple red line-fillers. Cadels.
Dimensions in mm 260 x 180 (180 x 120)
Official foliation ff. 239 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Collation Part 1: i-xv8 (ff. 1-120), xvi seven (ff. 121-127). Part 2: i-xiv8 (ff. 128-239).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
Provenance Inscribed, 16th century: 'Edwarde Fox' (ff. 1, 2).
Inscription: 'Robert sansfeld, gentellmann within the counti of Cambridg' f. 2); and 'An Rabin' (f. 1).
Lord William Howard (b. 1563, d. 1640), antiquary and landowner, the younger son of Thomas Howard (b. 1538, d. 1572), 4th duke of Norfolk, acquired by 1592: inscription: ‘William Howarde 1592 (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, with the pencil inscription: 'XIII.1.4', inside upper cover).
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. 10.

Medieval Learning and Literature, Essays presented to Richard William Hunt, ed. by J. J. G. Alexander and M. T. Gibson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976), pp. 332 n. 1, 335, 350.

Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon: Historia Anglorum, The History of the English People, ed. and trans. by Diana Greenway (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996), pp. cxxi-cxxii, as 'Ae'.


ff. 1-127v
Henry of Huntingdon Chronicle
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Decorated initial and inscriptions

f. 2
Decorated initial and inscriptions

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