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

Identity area

Reference code

Add. MS c/198


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


  • [late 16th cent.?] (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

9 ff. sewn together

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

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

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of C. D. Broad, 1924.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Old English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

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

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places