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Manuscripts, Medieval -- England

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in England.

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a Bible, possibly English, 12th century

Identifier: MS 211/II
Scope and Contents Bible. Ezekiel 23:8-42 (begins: […] cum ea in […] s et illi confre[…] ubertatis eius […] fornicationem […] Propterea tradidi eam in manus amatorum suorum; ends: et vox multitudinis exultantis erat)

Writing Fine manuscript with Uncial titles. One decorated initial.
Dates: 12th century

Fragment of a missal, possibly English, 12th century

Identifier: MS 211/XXI
Scope and Contents Fragments of a noted Missal, containing part of the Temporale from the middle of the Gospel of Wednesday in the third week after Easter to the end of the Epistle of the Mass Cantate of 4th Sunday after Easter. The text is very cropped, and the first line on f. 1r is XCVI. eterna est. The final fragmentary line on f. 1v is [...]lius uita. As far as is identifiable of the text, it appears to be of...
Dates: 12th century

Fragment of an Anglo-Norman poem, 14th century (mid/late?)

Identifier: MS 211/XXXV
Scope and Contents This leaf is a fragment from the 13th-century Anglo-Norman poem, La Lumiere as Lais, by Peter of Peckham. The fragment is chapter 7-11 of the seventh distinction of Book II of the poem, which deals with the subject of sin. It is possibly from France or England.

Writing Resembles the hand in another fragment of the same poem, in the Bodleian Library.
Dates: 14th century (mid/late?)

Fragment of an English antiphoner, c. 1430

Identifier: MS 211/XII
Scope and Contents Lower half of a page from an Antiphoner from Southern England, with very fine illumination. Probably of the Sarum Use, it contains part of Lauds, Sext (iii is an error for vi), None, and Second Evensong of the Common of Apostles. The page is held together vertically,with 2 sides mounted to a long strip of paper attached to the verso side.
Dates: c. 1430

Fragment of an English collectar, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/VIII
Scope and Contents Collectar (contains the prayers - collects - for the canonical hours of the Office), apparently following the Use of Sarum. It contains part of the Sanctorale from the Collect of Lady Day (25th March) to the Chapter at 1st Vesper of SS. Philip and James (1 May), including the Proper of SS. Richard, Ambrose, Tyburcius and Companions, Alphege, George, Mark and Vitalis.
Dates: 14th century

Fragment of an English Grail, 12th century

Identifier: MS 211/VI
Scope and Contents One leaf of an English 12th century Grail. Contains the end of the Communion of Friday after Ash Wednesday, and then the service until the beginning of the Tract on the first Sunday in Lent. A modern hand has taken extensive notes in the margins and bottom of f. 1r. Illumination The contents are common to most Latin rites except the Psalm Domine, refugium factus es, which is found in the Missals of Durham and St. Albans, and is substituted for the...
Dates: 12th century

Fragment of an English Grail, 15th century

Identifier: MS 211/XIII
Scope and Contents A fragment (top right-hand corner?) from a leaf of a Grail, apparently of Sarum Use. Contains parts of two Grails and three Alleluias with their Verses, from the Common of Many Martyrs, as in the standard Sarum Use.
Dates: 15th century

Fragment of an English Grail (Sarum), 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/IX
Scope and Contents Sarum Grail, containing part of the Temporale from near the beginning of the Sequence Dic nobis quibus of Thursday after Easter, to Alleluia of Saturday after Easter (including the greater part of the Sequence Victime paschali). Later hand annotations on the upper margin of f. 1r. Folio 2 is incomplete. A slip in the folder says: 'Primitive mensural notation in the sequence (The Longa has the double value of the Brevis but this usage is not consistent)'.
Dates: 14th century

Fragment of an English lectionary, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/VII
Scope and Contents Lectionary, probably following the Use of Sarum. Contains parts of the 4th, 5th, and 6th lessons from a sermon of S. Maximus, appointed in the Sarum Breviary for the 6th day after Christmas when a Sunday, and part of the first lesson for S. Silvester.
Dates: 14th century

Fragment of the Decalogue, possibly English or French, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/XXXII
Scope and Contents A leaf from a moral treatise on the Decalogue, also known as the Ten Commandments. The Decalogue was a fundamental element for students studying the Bible in medieval universities, so there are many commentaries and texts on it. This is a leaf from one, indicated by a marginal note in the same hand as the main text, De diff. preceptorum deca-logi.

Writing Well written, with filigree initials.
Dates: 14th century