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London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius B. i

Present Location: 
Tiberius B. i
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

On fol. 112r the body of initial capital C is decorated with interlaced biting beasts and fol. 115v the initial Æ is ornamented with two biting beast-heads, interlacing and foliage (Wormald 1945, pp. 121-22). Other initials are in metallic red or purple-red (Ker 1957, p. 253). In part 1, chapter headings and ornamental capitals are in a range of colours, including red, metallic red, orange, green and ivory, mauve and black (O'Brien O'Keeffe 2003, p. 3).


On fol. 164v is the notation 'Cons. Fol. 162', which O'Brien O'Keeffe presumes is the annotation for the 1706 Catalogue suggests that the last quire has been reversed and that fol. 164v was at some point the last sheet (2003, p. 2).

On fol. 3 Robert Talbot has written 'Rex Alfredus Orosium interpretatus estBoetium et Bedam de historia ecclesiastica'. He has also underlined names and marginal annotations throughout (O'Brien O'Keeffe 2003, p. 1).

John Joscelyn (1529-1603) filled in lacunae in the Chronicle at the years 1055, 1065 and 1066, added 'Humbran' and 'mid ðreom hund scypum', to the 1066 entry and 'god man 7 clæne 7 swᵗiðe æðele' to the incomplete end of the 1056 entry (O'Brien O'Keeffe 2003, p. 1).

    On fol. 112r Robert Cotton wrote 'Cronica Saxonica Abbingdoniæ ad annum 1066'

    Binding Description: 

    Repaired and rebound in 1839. Rebound in 1865 and again in 1957.