Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v

unit 3, ff. 223-250
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  • Welsh
  • s. xiv1
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
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Identifiers
Location
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Welsh
Date
s. xiv1
First half of the 14th century.
Origin, provenance
possibly from Valle Crucis Abbey, Wales (Owen).
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Palaeographical information
Layout
28 lines to the column (Evans).
Illumination
“The ink is pale, the large initials are one in red and one in green, but without floriation” (Evans).
Table of contents
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Locus

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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
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Sources

See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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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Dennis Groenewegen
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