This volume contains a variety of historical and legendary material, including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great and the Crusades. It was made around 1200. A reader has highlighted certain passages, particularly those containing proverbs or moral exempla included in the History of the Kings of Britain written by the Anglo-Norman cleric, Geoffrey of Monmouth (b. c. 1100, d. 1154). His notes are apparent in the abbreviation ‘N’ (for nota or note) written in the margins.
This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Article by:
- Jaakko Tahkokallio
- History and learning
Throughout human history, one of the main functions of story-telling has been to create and strengthen shared identities that hold communities together. Jaakko Tahkokallio explores the historical works of leading medieval writers.