Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Harley 4353

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  • s. xiv1
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Welsh lawbook, siglum V of the Cyfnerth redaction.
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Harleian
Shelfmark
4353
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiv1
First half of the 14th century (Marged Haycock).(2)n. 2 Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426, citing Marged Haycock, Llyfr Taliesin: astudiaethau ar rai agweddau (1983): 5–7.
Hands, scribes
Anonymous [hand in Harl. 4353, Cot. Cleo. A xiv and Book of Taliesin]Anonymous ... hand in Harl. 4353, Cot. Cleo. A xiv and Book of Taliesin
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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Same scribe was responsible for Cotton Cleopatra A iv (siglum W) and the Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 2.(1)n. 1 Morfydd E. Owen, ‘The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 426.
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Table of contents
Legend
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Sources

Notes

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, citing Marged Haycock, Llyfr Taliesin: astudiaethau ar rai agweddau (1983): 5–7.

Secondary sources (select)

Catalogue of illuminated manuscripts [in the British Library], Online: British Library. URL: <https://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts>.
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.

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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen