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Detailed record for Stowe 1066

Title Tables for finding the moveable feasts, epacts, duration of moonshine and sunshine, ebb and flow of tides, etc., preceeded by a Calendar
Origin England
Date between c. 1540 and 1551
Language English
Script Humanistic
Decoration Large and small initials and line-fillers in gold on red or blue grounds. Diagrams.
Dimensions in mm 90 x 70 (65 x 45)
Official foliation ff. 31 (+ 2 blank original leaves after f. 2; + 3 original flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Red velvet.
Provenance Edward Seymour (b. c.1500, d. 1552), duke of Somerset, (known as Protector Somerset), soldier and royal servant: inscribed 'Fere of the lord is the begenning of wisdumme. Put thi trust in the lord wt all thine hart. Be not wise in thyne owne conseyte, but fere the Lord and fle frome euele. From the toware, the day before my deth, 1551, E. Somerset.' (f. 1).
Katherine Seymour [née Grey] (b. 1540?, d. 1568), countess of Hertford, noblewoman and royal kinswoman; secretly married in 1560 to Edward Seymour, earl of Hertford (b. 1539?, d. 1621), the eldest son of Protector Somerset and his wife, Anne : inscribed 'Katerine Hartford, Caterine Seamoar' (inside lower cover).
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1776, d. 1839), 1st duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham.
Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1797, d. 1861), 2nd duke of Buckingham and Chandos; sold in 1849 to Lord Ashburnham.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, of Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1840, d. 1913), 5th earl of Ashburnham: purchased by the British Museum from him together with 1084 other Stowe manuscripts in 1883.
Select bibliography Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1895-1896), no. 1066.

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Calendar and diagram

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Calendar and diagram

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