Edited by Orietta Da Rold, Takako Kato, Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne

(University of Leicester, 2010; last update 2013)

http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/em1060to1220, ISBN 095323195X

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Elaine Treharne

Rochester, Cathedral Library, A. 3. 5.

Rochester, Cathedral Library, A. 3. 5.

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Textus Roffensis

Date: s. xii1

Summary:

The manuscript consists of two parts, both of which were probably compiled during the time of Bishop Ernulf of Rochester (1115-24).

Described within the category of 'legal encyclopaedia' by Wormald (1999), the first part of the manuscript contains mainly laws, genealogies and lists of popes, emperors, patriarchs, and English archbishops and bishops in Old English and some Latin items. Fols 58-80, 'Incipiunt quędam instituta de legibus regum anglorum' contain nine Old English glosses not in the main hand (see Liebermann 1903).

The second part contains cartulary of Rochester Cathedral priory (Rochester: List of Estates Rochester: List of Serfs) in Latin and Old English, notes of the number of masses to be recited for members of English and Norman religious houses in confraternity with Rochester, and the catalogue of Rochester Cathedral Library (Ker 1957, p. 447).

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 1r-3v

      Title (B.14.1): Æthelberht

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 1r) Þis syndon þa domas þe æðelbirht cyning asette on agustinus dæge.

      Incipit: (fol. 1r) Godes feoh. ond ciricean

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  2. Item: fols 3v-5r

      Title (B.14.2): Hlothære and Eadric

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 3v) Þis syndon þa domas ðe hloþhære ond eadric cantwara cyninges asetton

      Incipit: (fol. 3v) Hloþhære. ond eadric

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  3. Item: fols 5r-6v

      Title (B.14.3): Wihtræd

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 5r) Đis synd ƿihtrædes domas cantwara cyninges

      Incipit: (fol. 5r) Đam mildestan cyninge

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  4. Item: fols 7r-v

      Title (B.14.50): Hadbot

      Incipit: (fol. 7r) Seofonfealdegyfa syndan haliges gastes

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  5. Item: fols 7v-8v

      Title (B.18.7.1.EM): Lists of Kings, Saints, and Bishops: West-Saxon Genealogy

      Incipit: (fol. 7v) Đa ƿæs agangen fram cristes accennednesse

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  6. Item: fols 9r-32r

      Title (B.14.4): Alfred-Ine

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 9r) Þis syndon þa domas ðe ælfred cyncg geceas

      Incipit: (fol. 9r) Dryhten ƿæs sprecende ðas ƿord to moyse

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  7. Item: fols 32r-v

      Title (B.14.33): Ordal

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 32r) Dom be haten isene. an ƿætter

      Incipit: (fol. 32r) And of þam ordale

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  8. Item: fol. 32v

      Title (B.14.37): Walreaf

      Incipit: (fol. 32v) ƿalreaf is niðinges dæde

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  9. Item: fols 32v-37r

      Title (B.14.9): II Æthelstan

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 32v) Æþelstanes gerænesse

      Incipit: (fol. 32v) Ærest þæt man ne sparige

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  10. Item: fols 37r-38r

      Title (B.14.10): V Æthelstan

      Title (B.14.11): VI Æthelstan, 6.

      Incipit: (fol. 37r) Æðelstan cyng cyþ

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  11. Item: fol. 38r

      Title (B.14.36): Pax

      Incipit: (fol. 38r) Đus feor sceal beon þæs cinges grið

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  12. Item: fols 38v-39v

      Title (B.14.48): Mircna laga

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 38v) Hu se man sceal swerie

      Incipit: (fol. 38v) On ðone drihten

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  13. Item: fols 40r-41v

      Title (B.14.6): Edward and Guthrum

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 40r) Þis syndon þa domas ðe ælfred cyncg ond guþrum cyncg gecuran

      Incipit: (fol. 40r) And þis is seo gerædnis eac

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  14. Item: fols 41v-42r

      Title (B.14.38): Wer

      Incipit: (fol. 41v) Tƿelfhyndes mannes wer

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  15. Item: fols 42r-43r

      Title (B.14.7.1.EM): I, II Eadweard: I

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 42r) Eadƿerdes gerænesse

      Incipit: (fol. 42r) Eadƿerd cyning byt ðam gerefum eallum

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  16. Item: fols 43r-44r

      Title (B.14.7.2.EM): I, II Eadweard: II

      Incipit: (fol. 43r) Eadƿerd cyning myngode his ƿitan

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  17. Item: fols 44r-45r

      Title (B.14.13): I Eadmund

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 44r) Eadmundes cyninges asetnysse

      Incipit: (fol. 44r) Eadmund cyning gesomnode mycelne sinoð

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  18. Item: fols 45r-46r

      Title (B.14.14): II Eadmund

      Incipit: (fol. 45r) Eadmund czning cyð eallum folce

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  19. Item: fols 46r-47r

      Title (B.14.20): I Æthelred

      Incipit: (fol. 46r) Đis is seo gerædnys ðe æþelred cyng

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  20. Item: fols 47r-47v

      Title (B.14.57): William l Lad

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 47r) ƿillelmes cyninges asetnysse

      Incipit: (fol. 47r) ƿilhelm cyng gret ealle þa þe ðys geƿrit to cymð

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  21. Item: fols 48r-49v

      Title (B.14.22): III Æthelred

      Incipit: (fol. 48r) Đis syndon þa laga þe æðelred cyng

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  22. Item: fols 49v-57r

      Title: Jud. Dei i-iii

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 49v) Incipit exorcismus aque

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  23. Item: fol. 57v

      Title: Item, Latin

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 57v) Cnud rex anglorum dedit ecclesie cristi brachium Sancti

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  24. Item: fols 58r-80r

      Title: Instituta Cnuti

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 58r) Incipiunt quedam instituta de legibus regum anglorum

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 58r) Hec est institutio

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  25. Item: fols 80r-81v

      Title: Articles of William

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 80r) Hic intimatur quid Willelmus rex anglorum cum principibus suis constituit. post conquisitionem anglie

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 80r) Inprimus

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  26. Item: fols 81v-87r

      Title: Item

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 81v) Exceptiones ex decretis pontificum. quales accusatores accipiantur. et quales non recipiantur.

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 81v) Accusatores

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  27. Item: fols 88r-93r

      Title (B.14.12): VI Æthelstan

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 88r) Iudicia ciuitatis lundonie

      Incipit: (fol. 88r) Đis is seo gerædnes þe þa biscopas

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  28. Item: fol. 93r-93v

      Title (B.14.46): Geðyncðo

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 93r) Be leode geþincðum. ond lage

      Incipit: (fol. 93r) Hit ƿæs hƿilum on engla lagum

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  29. Item: fols 93v-94r

      Title (B.14.47): Norðleoda laga

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 93r) Be ƿwergylde

      Incipit: (fol. 93r) Cynges ƿergild

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  30. Item: fols 94v-95r

      Title (B.14.43): Wifmannes beweddung

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 94v) Be wifmannes beweddunge

      Incipit: (fol. 94v) Gif man mædan oððe ƿid ƿeddian ƿille

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  31. Item: fol. 95r

      Title (B.23.1.6): Prose Charm

      Incipit: (fol. 95r) Gif feoh sy undernumen

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  32. Item: fols 95r-95v

      Title (B.14.40): Hit becwæð

      Incipit: (fol. 95r) Hit becƿæð. ond becƿæl

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  33. Item: fols 96r-97v

      Title: Henry I Coronation Charter

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 96r) Institutiones henrici regis

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 96r) Anno incarnationis dominici

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  34. Item: fols 98r-99v

      Title: excommunication viii

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 98r) Excommunicatio

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 98r) Ex auctoritate dei

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  35. Item: fols 99v-100r

      Title: Excommunication ix

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 99v) Excommunicatio

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 99v) Auctoritate dei

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  36. Item: fols 101r-v

      Title (B.18.7.2.EM): Lists of Kings, Saints, and Bishops: List of Kings

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 101r) Đis ys angelcynnes cynecynn þe her gemearcod is.

      Incipit: (fol. 101r) Adam ƿæs se æresta man

      Explicit: (fol. 101v) Đa ƿæs æþelred. þa ƿæs eadƿord

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  37. Item: fols 102r-104r

      Title (B.18.7.3.EM): Lists of Kings, Saints, and Bishops: West-Saxon Genealogy

      Incipit: (fol. 102r) Eadƿard. ond eadmund. ond æðelred æþelingas . syndon eadgares suna

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  38. Item: fols 105r-16r

      Title (B.18.7.4.EM): Lists of Kings, Saints, and Bishops: Lists of Popes, Emperors, Patriarchs and English Archbishops and Bishops

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  39. Item: fol. 116v

      Title: Lists of names, (a) 'uiginti quattor seniorum', (b) of popes responsible for introducing new forms of service into the liturgy, (c) 'septem archangelorum"

      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 116v) uiginti quattor seniorum

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  40. Item: fols 119r-222r

      Title: Rochester cathedral Cartulary

      Text Language: Latin

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

  41. Item: fol. 222r-v

      Title: Notes of the number of masses etc. to be recited for members of English and Norman religious houses in confraternity with Rochester

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 373

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Foliation and/or Pagination: Fols iv + 235 + i, foliated (i-iv), 1-235, (236).

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