Item 198 - Pen facsimile of Kentish Laws and West Saxon genealogy from the Textus Roffensis

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Add.MS.c/198

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Pen facsimile of Kentish Laws and West Saxon genealogy from the Textus Roffensis

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  • [late 16th cent.?] (Creation)

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9 ff. sewn together

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Bought by C. D. Broad in a second-hand shop in Perry Vale, Forest Hill about 1905-7.

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Gift of C. D. Broad, 1924.

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A copy of the beginning of the Textus Roffensis, with the Law of Æthelberht, the Law of Hlothhere and Eadric, the Law of Wihtred, and lists of Kings (West-Saxon genealogy) from Cerdic to Æthelred, with the descent of Cerdic from Woden. With some underlining in orange-red chalk.

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  • Old English

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Entry 32 in Simon Keynes' Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and other items of related interest in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge CEMERS, SUNY-Binghamton, 1992.

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Another pen facsimile, dating from the 17th century may be found at O.10.38, (James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts entry 1490)

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