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London, British Library, Cotton Cleopatra B. xiii, fols 1-58

Present Location: 
Cleopatra B. xiii, fols 1-58
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Rubrics are written in red ink and enlarged initial letters are written in green or red, with some other prominent initials in green or red. Capital letters are touched in red (fading to black) inconsistently, fols 34r- 38r, 41v-44r and 57r. Blank space has been left in between the main items.

The rubrics on fols 56r-58v are not in coloured ink. The initial 'S' of fol. 57v/1 is written in red ink, and on fol. 58r there are spaces left for two enlarged coloured initials and one regular coloured initial which were never entered.  

Binding Description: 

A binding of September 1875 was replaced by a new binding in 1970, recorded in a pencilled note on the inside back cover dated to 24th April 1970.

Accompanying Material: 

There is much evidence that the manuscript was used by Archbishop Matthew Parker: on fol. 1v is a table of contents by one of his scribes; there is a note by his secretary, John Joscelyn on fol. 13r and the signature of his son, John Parker is written in red pencil on fol. 2r.