Massacre of the Bretons by the English

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Massacre of the Bretons by the English

Item Info

Item No: mcai430081
Title: Massacre of the Bretons by the English
Additional Title: La Chronique Universelle (The Universal Chronicle)
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department

This cutting shows a fragment of a genealogical roll with the history of the world from Creation to 1380. Known as the Chronique Universelle (Universal Chronicle), a title supplied by modern scholars, this anonymous French text condensed Biblical, Classical, and the histories of the royal houses of England and France in an easily digestible roll format. This fragment contains a roundel depicting the murder of 3,000 Bretons by the English during the Hundred Year's War.

Sirsi Catalog Key: 1623941
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1480
Image Dimensions Width: 167 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 43:8

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