Annus p[ri]mus Regni Regis Henrici Sexti post conq[estu]m : manuscript, [between 1500 and 1525].

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Manuscript, Book
Romance languages
3 items ; 29 cm.


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English legal year books : manuscript and printed material, [before 1530].
[between 1500 and 1525].
Summary note
Manuscripts copies of the year books for the first three regnal years of Henry VI (1422-1461), copied by two anonymous scribes in the first quarter of the 16th century. Apparently once part of a larger legal codex with various medieval foliations (foliation begins on 63 recto). The manuscript was later trimmed and bound together with six printed year books, one for Edward III and five for Henry VI--each separately printed from about 1528 to 1540. The manuscripts for 1 Henry VI and 2 Henry VI, respectively 16 and 32 pages, contain a selection of cases written in a single hand and on paper with a "colonne" watermark (similar to Briquet 4399) from the second half of the 15th century. In a second hand and on different paper is a 108-page manuscript transcription of 3 Henry VI. There are annotations in several hands, at least one of which has also annotated the printed portions of the volume.
Personal names are written in larger letters. Rolff, Paston, Cobayn, Babyngton, Straunge, Westbury, and Martyn are some of the names mentioned.
Language note
In Norman French, with colophons in Latin or English.
  • "Ch[arles] Fissher iiiito Octobris 86 pricii xi s. viij d." written in pen on front free endpaper.
  • "James Fisher is a h[ ]master that Edward [ ] [ ] well" written in pen on front cover [?]
Other title(s)
  • T[er]mino Mich[ael]is Anno Regni Regis Henr[ici] Sexti Secundo
  • Termino Mich[ael]is Anno tercio henr[ici] sexti
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