BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Parliament Rolls from Edward III to Henry V. England; late
f. 2 Table of Contents (contemporary)
ff. 4-15 The Parliament Rolls in the Reign of King Edward the Third
ff. 16-35 The Parliament Rolls of King Richard the Second.
ff. 36-59 The Parliament Rolls of King Henry the Fourth.
ff. 60-63r The Parliament Rolls OF King Henry the Fifth.
ff. 63v-144 Blank
Paper, with watermark of hand with a 3 and the initials R.P. similar to
Bricquet 11387 (Hamburg, 1544); 144 ff.; 291 x 205 mm.; 1 column.
I (16), II (18), III (16), IV (18), V (6, -5-6) VI (4, -1-2), VII
(12), VIII (10), IX (18), X (16), XI (16, -15-16)
Cursive script. The title at the head of each chapter is in a
large italic hand. Bound in contemporary limp vellum; quires bound with
early thirteenth century latin manuscript.
Sir Thomas Phillipps MS. 13175. Purchased from Sotheby's 29 June
1965 via Dobell. Bequest of James M. Osborn, 1976.
Comments: At the end of Richard II's chapter is a note in an early
eighteenth century hand concerning the accusation against King Richard,
his imprisonment, his deposition, and finally his murder, all at the
hands of Parliament. There are other marginal comments elsewhere in the
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