Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, etc. IE TCD MS 631. Part 4, folios 101 to 117 Public Deposited
- Shelf Mark/Reference Number
- IE TCD MS 631
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- Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
- Publisher location
- Date Created
- [between approximately 1563-1610]
- Physical extent
- 17 folios ; 21 x 15 cm.
- IE TCD MS 631, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, etc., is a composite manuscript consisting of four parts that were produced separately in England, written between the late 16th and early 17th centuries. This fourth part, folios 101-117 (images 209-242), contains an anonymous anti-Catholic tract in English on Catholic Rome as Babylon and England as a holy nation. Heading, folio 101: To the Christian reader. Main text, folio 101: Pree reade (christian reader) in the 2 epistle of St Paul to ye Thessalonians 2 cha 3 verse of a generall apostatie or departure from the true faith - behold I come [shortly] and my reward is wth mee to giue to euerie man as his worth shalbee. Finis. Text declaration, 114v: 'christian Rome is Babylon, and her pope professinge christ is Antichrist'. 117v left blank. Layout: Single column, c20-34 lines. Collation analysis: full collation analysis not possible, except for part 1 (folios 1-21) where quire signatures present: A (1), B (9), C (17) and D (21). Catchwords also present (6v, 7r-v, 8v, 9r-v, 11v, 12, 13-20v). Watermarks: part 4, folios 101-117, features watermark of jug surmounted by crescent moon, resembling Briquet no. 12804.
- Former shelfmarks: Lyon: E.5.19 ; Bernard: 301; Foley: [G.6]; c1670: [H.1.3]
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- This description was adapted (2021) from the following sources: T.K. Abbott, 'Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin' (Dublin, 1900), no. 631; M.L. Colker, 'Trinity College Library Dublin Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts' (Aldershot, 1991), no. 631; J. Roberts and A.G. Watson, 'John Dee's Library Catalogue' (London, 1990), no. DM17; J. Scattergood, with N. Pattwell and E. Williams, 'Trinity College Library Dublin: A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English and Some Old English' (Dublin, 2021), 324-25. For IE TCD MS 631, see J. Ingram (ed.), 'The Saxon Chronicle' (London, 1823) xxi-xxii; B. Thorpe, 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' 1, Rolls Series, (London, 1861), xx; W. O'Sullivan, 'Ussher as a Collector of Manuscripts', in 'Hermathena' no. 88 (1956), 39; A. Lutz, 'Die version G der angelsachcischen Cronik: Rekonstruction und Edition' (Munich, 1981); J. Roberts and A.G. Watson, 'John Dee's Library Catalogue' (London, 1990) item no. DM17 on 161, 245; J. Scattergood, with N. Pattwell and E. Williams, 'Trinity College Library Dublin: A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English and Some Old English' (Dublin, 2021), 324-25.
- Finding aid
- Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry for the original manuscript: https://manuscripts.catalogue.tcd.ie/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=IE+TCD+MS+631&pos=1
- The first part of IE TCD MS 631 was copied by lawyer and antiquarian William Lambarde (1536-1601), between 1563 and 9 April 1564, and was later acquired by James Ussher, archbishop of Armagh and primate of All Ireland (r. 1625-1656) as evidenced by inscription in his own hand (21) and mention of the text in a letter from jurist John Selden (1584-1654) to Ussher, dated 14 September 1625: 'I have returned the Saxon annals again, as you desired, with this suit, that if you have more of them (for these are very slight ones)' (C.R. Elrington (ed.), 'The Whole Works of the Most Reverend James Ussher, D.D.', vol. 15 (Dublin, 1864), Letter XCVIII, p. 302). The third part of the manuscript is dated 7 August 1574 and was copied at Mortlake, home of astronomer and antiquarian John Dee (1527-1608/09) and features corrections in his own hand throughout and autograph signature (100). The compiled manuscript does not feature the shelfmark of Ussher's library, but likely entered the collections through the gift of the library by King Charles II to Trinity College Dublin in 1661.
- This digitisation work was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- Resource type
- paper (fiber product)
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, etc. IE TCD MS 631. Part 4, folios 101 to 117
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