London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v

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  • s. xiv1 and s. xivmed
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Welsh composite manuscript consisting of three parts dating from the 14th century: (1) Chronicles; (2) a Welsh lawbook, containing siglum X of the Cyfnerth redaction; and (3) Ystorya Dared.
Collection: Cotton
Cleopatra B v
Composite vellum manuscript, consisting of three parts (Owen).
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv1 and s. xivmed
(1) First half of the 14th century; (2) middle of the 14th century (Daniel Huws, Gwenogvryn Evans);(1)n. 1 Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426. (3) first half of the 14th century.
Origin, provenance
Wales; (1) and (3) are possibly from Valle Crucis Abbey, Wales (Owen).(2)n. 2 Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Vellum manuscript
7.5 ″ × 5.25 ″
Palaeographical information
"loose Gothic hand" (Owen).
The first initial is gilded (Owen).
Distinct units
Table of contents

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Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426.
Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426.

Secondary sources (select)

Owen, Morfydd E., “The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 425–477.
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:4: The British Museum, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1910.
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