Oxford, Jesus College, MS 111

  • s. xiv-xv
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Red Book of Hergest (Llyfr Coch Hergest)
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv-xv
“written with few exceptions during the last quarter of the xivth, and the first quarter of the xvth centuries” (Evans)
Hands, scribes
Anonymous [scribe I of Llyfr Coch Hergest]Anonymous ... scribe I of Llyfr Coch Hergest
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Hywel Fychan ap Hywel GochHywel Fychan ap Hywel Goch
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Anonymous [scribe of Llyfr Teg]Anonymous ... scribe of Llyfr Teg
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Codicological information
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <>.
Digital reproduction of the manuscript direct link
[dipl. ed.] Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders] (et al.), Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425, Online: Cardiff University. URL: <>.
XML-encoded transcription direct link
[dipl. ed.] Rhŷs, John, and J. Gwenogvryn Evans, The text of the Bruts from the Red Book of Hergest, Series of Old Welsh Texts 2, Oxford: Evans, 1890.
Internet Archive: <link>
Diplomatic edition of the historical works

Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Charles-Edwards, Gifford, “The scribes of the Red Book of Hergest”, National Library of Wales Journal 21:3 (Haf, 1980): 246–256.
Welsh Journals Online: <link>
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:1: Jesus College, Oxford; Free Library, Cardiff; Haved; Wrexham; Llanwrin; Merthyr; Aberdâr, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1902.
Internet Archive: <link>
1–29 [‘MS 1 = cxi’]
Dennis Groenewegen
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