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Chronicon regum Saxon.; Vite sanctorum Anglie — Romsey, Hampshire. Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Elfleda, of Benedictine nuns.


Provenance: Romsey, Hampshire. Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Elfleda, of Benedictine nuns.
Location: British Library, London
Shelfmark: Lansdowne 436
Author/Title: Chronicon regum Saxon.; Vite sanctorum Anglie
Type of evidence: e: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution
Notes on evidence:

'Romesey' (fol. 1r, s. xivex). The same hand annotates the text, notably the Life of St Elfleda, one of the patrons of the abbey (fols. 43v–45v); the abbey itself is mentioned prominently in the text (fol. 43v).

'Iste liber est de librario \ecclesie/ sancte Marie et sancte Ethelflede uirginis. de Romesey', s. xv (fol. 1r).

 

Date: s. xiv in.
Ownership:

Sir James Ware (1594–1666).

Duke of Chandos sale, 12 March 1746/7, lot 2292, to James West MP (1703–1772).

West's manuscripts were acquired after his death by William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737–1805), whose collection was purchased for the British Museum in 1807.

 

Notes:

Analecta Bollandiana 56 (1938), pp. 334ff.