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William of Newburgh. Passages of the Historia Rerum Anglicarum

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William of Newburgh. Passages of the Historia Rerum Anglicarum
c 1636
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. 36. Octavo. Bound with MSS/0009, 11.
Scope and content
Passages missing from the first printed edition (1567) of the Historia Rerum Anglicarum of William of Newburgh, copied (cf. note, fol. 1) from a manuscript, c. 1200, formerly of the Augustinian Priory of St Mary at Newburgh, Yorks, now BL Stowe SAL/MS/62. Copied from the MS when it was in the possession of Sir Henry Spelman (see note by Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bt., 23 Jan. 1635/6, fol. 36). On fol. 36v a note by Twysden describing his source (which agrees exactly with the contents page of the Stowe MS) and noting that portions of book 3 were missing by comparison with the (first) edition of Newburgh's history (Antwerp, 1567), a copy of which was also owned by Spelman. The present extracts correspond to the edition in the Rolls Series, Vol. 82, parts 1, 2 (1884, 1885), Book 4, cap. 36 (with rubric for 37); Book 5, caps. 6, 7 (with rubric for 8); caps. 22-6 (with rubric for 27); caps. 29, 30 (slightly imperfect at the end); cap. 33 (with rubric for 34). Twysden later owned the Spelman MS (Stowe SAL/MS/62) and supplied missing text in this. See also MSS/0065.
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