London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero E i

  • Latin language
  • c. 1000
  • composite manuscript
  • English manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Cotton
Nero E i
legendaries cartularies
Provenance and related aspects
Latin language
c. 1000
c. 1000
Origin, provenance
Worcester ?
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Distinct units
vol. 1

‘Cotton-Corpus Legendary’, first part of vol. 1.

vol. 2, ff. 1-165, 187-188, 166-180
London, British Library, …  2/ff. 1-165, 187-188, 166-180

‘Cotton-Corpus Legendary’, second part of vol. 1 (ff. 1-165 + 187-188) and part of vol. 2 (ff. 166-180).

vol. 2, ff. 181r-184v
London, British Library, …  2/ff. 181r-184v

‘Wulfstan cartulary’ (ff. 181r-184v).

vol. 2, ff. 185r-186v
London, British Library, …  2/ff. 185r-186v

Office lections and an excerpt from IV Edgar (ff. 185r-186v), which have been inserted at this point;

vol. 2, ff. 189-222
London, British Library, …  2/ff. 189-222

An imperfect copy of a legendary of later date (ff. 189-222).


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] British Library: digitised manuscripts, Online: British Library. URL: <>.
[dig. img.] Harvey, Anthony [project leader], Jane Conroy [principal investigator], and Franz Fischer [principal researcher], Saint Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Project, Online: Royal Irish Academy. URL: <>.
ff. 169v-174v direct link
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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