Collection of medieval historical works


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.

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Collection of medieval historical works
1st quarter of the 13th century, England or Northern France
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Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

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British Library
Stowe MS 56

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