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Preface to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 950 – 1025 CE · England · 240 × 170 mm
London, The British Library, Add. MS 34652
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Preface to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (G text), with the West-Saxon genealogy from Cerdic (494) to Alfred (899). Cotton Otho B xi, fols 1–47 and Cotton Otho B x, fols 55, 58, 62 (damaged by fire), contain the remaining portion of the G text, dated 950–1025. It is a copy of the earliest version, or A text, the Parker Chronicle (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 173), though some of the dates differ. Incipit: 'Þy geare pe waes agan fram cristes acennednesse', explicit, 'on wealum geeodon'. Decoration: Large initial 'Þ' in brown at the beginning of the preface.
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