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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Orietta Da Rold

London, British Library, Cotton Domitian ix

London, British Library, Cotton Domitian ix

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Chronicle; Names of Runes

Date: s. xi/xii; xii1


A collection of fragments comprising 19 items, of which the following are in English:

Item 2, fol. 9: one leaf from a Chronicle beginning with: the annal for 1113 'sƿa þæt hig uneaðe' (opening fol. 9v) and ending with the annal for 1114 'on rofecestre' (Zupitza 1878, p. 195; Plummer 1952, p. 243). Ker notes that the differences in colour of ink and in writing, and the change of ink during the 1114 annal at 'Her æfter he ferde', would suggest that these are 'contemporary entries written up at short intervals' (Ker 1957, p. 188).

Item 4, fol. 11: one surviving leaf from the end of a manuscript which has not yet been identified. The recto contains three extracts from the translation of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica (s. xin). The verso contains thirty-five runic letters with transliteration and name of each rune in Anglo-Saxon script. The runes appear in three lines, the last of which comprises six runes in the tenth-century hand; according to Ker (1957, p. 189) the others were probably added in s. xi/xii. Each line of runes has underneath it two more lines: one giving the Anglo-Saxon script value of each rune, and a second giving the rune names in Old English. Bateley (1992, p. 38) notes that some of the runes are partly covered by Talbot's annotations.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 4r and 7r

      Title (C.31.5): Gloss to Aldhelm, Epistola ad Ehfridum


  2. Item: fol. 9r

      Title (B.17.4): Chronicles and Historical Texts: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

      Incipit: (fol. 9r) sƿa þæt hig uneaðe

      Explicit: (fol. 9r) on rofecestre

      Note: A single leaf from a chronicle beginning imperfectly in the annal for 1113 adn ending imperfectly in the annal for 1114


  3. Item: fol. 11r

      Title (B.9.6): Bede, History of the English Church and Nation


  4. Item: fol. 11r

      Title (B.25.1.1): English Runic Futhorcs

      Addition: (fol. 11r) feoh

      Addition: (fol. 11r) gar

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Form: Single leaves

Support: Parchment

Extent: Fols 9, 11

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