Peniarth MS 390 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
Abbey of Burton-on-Trent,
- [13-14 cents]. (Creation)
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Extent and medium
222 ff. (foliated i f. + 220 ff. (also paginated 1-439 pp.) + 1 f.) :vellum ;237 x 143 to 239 x 164 mm.Bound in half leather.Some parts of the manuscript have been affected by damp.Some parts of the manuscript have been affected by damp.
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Scope and content
A classified collection of ecclesiastical letters, including compilations by Master Bernard; a version of the treatise De legibus et consuetudinibus Anglie which was long attributed to Ranulf de Glanville, chief justiciar of England (the treatise is here called liber curialis - 'Incipit prologus in librum qui uocatur Curial, in qua continentur leges Anglie'); collections of writs and precedents of legal instruments; a collection of writs under the rubric 'Incipiunt brevia que emanant a curia domini regis'; royal letters, including letters relating to the Mise of Lewes, 1264, letters of Otto, Emperor of the Romans to King John, documents relating to the election of John de Stafford as abbot of Burton, 1260, etc.; transcripts of documents relating to Burton Abbey; and transcripts of charters of Anglo-Saxon kings, 800-1048, including a copy of the will of Wulfric, founder of Burton Abbey.
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Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 8; a small excerpt of a Latin text can also be found in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), 74.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library (NLW Film 13).
Related units of description
Formerly Hengwrt MS 150.
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 390 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Name access points
- Burton Abbey (Burton upon Trent, England) (Subject)
- Burton Abbey (Burton upon Trent, England) -- Archives (Subject)
- Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint, 1090 or 91-1153. (Subject)
- Glanville, Ranulf de, 1130-1190 (Subject)
- John de Stafford, Abbot (Subject)
- Wulfric Spot, d. ca. 1004 -- Will (Subject)
- John, King of England, 1167-1216 (Subject)
- Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, ca. 1175-1218 (Subject)
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales