Armorial Manuscript Public

"The Names and [...] of most of the nobilitie from Wm Conquerours tyme till ye yeare 1580. With ther severall Armes etc." This lengthy and interesting colourful manuscript, in several sections, includes the names of the principal nobles, by reign, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth, with an illustration of their arms; a list of nobles created since the Conquest, arranged according to rank; an account of the Order of the Garter and a list of all the Knights from the foundation of the Order by Edward III; an account of the Order of the Golden Fleece; and illustrations of armorial bearings arranged according to the heraldic devices chosen, so that, for example, all the shields with Lions Rampant are grouped together, as are all the shields with birds or fleurs de lys. -- from Maggs Catalogue


In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Ms.Brown.Eng.2
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 272 leaves; quarto, 180 x 133 mm (approximately 13 x 18 x 4.5 cm)
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 52.16045,-0.70312
Additional physical characteristics
  • Attractive illuminated late sixteenth-century manuscript in ink, with many coloured armorial illustrations within shields, bound in later red morocco gilt.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
  • Donated by Bruce and Dorothy Brown.
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 1989-070-5
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • 2019-10-24
Technical note
  • Scanned on Betterlight/TTI at 600 dpi TIFF (1/20; 303 (some at 283); copy 4 stops; camera height 500). Mylar used to hold pages down during scans as needed. Metadata by KD.
  • 1580
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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