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London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius B. iv

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Tiberius B. iv
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Initials in blue and red up to 794 the initial A of 'Anno' probably in a later style than the text and probably of s. xiex or xii (Ker 1957, p. 254). Colours over black initials. From 693 the colours are written over a plain black initial, and blanks are left from 795- 997. Red initials start from 998 to 1016. Year numbers and initials in red and occasionally purple, from 1052 (Cubbin 1996, pp. xv-xvi).


Cotton's table of contents. Joscelyn added Old English annotations. Auctarium Bedæ have been added from four chronicles: CCCC 173; British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. vi; Tiberius B. iLaud Misc. 636 (See, Ker 1957, pp. 253-54).