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Detailed record for Harley 7353

Title Typological life and genealogy of Edward IV
Origin England
Date 1460 - c. 1470
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Five pairs of large miniatures in colours, pairing an event of Edward's career on the right with its biblical type or precedent on the left, including an allegorical representation of Edward's success and the fulfilment of all prophecies and below, genealogical tree of Edward IV including kings in the form of a tree of Jesse, with Henry III reclining at the bottom and Edward IV and Henry VI emerging as opponents at the top.
Dimensions in mm 1750 x 535
Official foliation Unfoliated
Form Parchment roll
Binding Roll format, unbound
Provenance ? A Dominican house in Gloucester: see Sutton p. 139.
Sold as part of the Harley collection to Parliament by the Countess of Oxford, widow of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, and their daughter, the Duchess of Portland, in 1753 and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum.
Notes Roll is affixed
Select bibliography John Warkworth, Chronicle ed. with notes by J. O Haliwell (London: Camden Society, 1839), p. 62.

Charles L. Kingsford, English Historical Literature in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913; repr. New York: Franklin, 1972), p. 165.

Anthony Cheetham, The Life and Times of Richard III (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1972), pl. on p. 13.

Alison Allan, 'Yorkist Propaganda: Pedigree, prophecy and the 'British History' in the Reign of Edward IV' in Patronage, Pedigree and Power in Later Medieval England, ed. by Charles Ross (Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1979), pp. 171-92.

Kathleen L. Scott, ‘Design, Decoration and Illustration’, in Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 31-64 (p. 59 n. 47).

A. J. Pollard, Richard III and the Princes (UK: Alan Sutton, 1991), p.40.

Anne F. Sutton and Livia Visser-Fuchs, Richard III’s Books: Ideals and Reality in the Life and Library of a Medieval Prince (Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton, 1997), pp. 138, 197 n. 37, pls 64, 66.

Raluca Radulescu, 'The Political Mentality of the English Gentry at the End of the Fifteenth Century', in New Europe College Yearbook, 8 (2000-2001), 355-389 (pp. 369).

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Genealogy of Edward IV

Genealogy of Edward IV
Genealogy of Edward IV

Genealogy of Edward IV

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