English Armorial

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 13
  • Dates of Creation
      17th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      Extent of unit of description: 329 x 216 mm.  1 volume (145 folios); Medium: paper.
  • Location
      Collection available at the John Rylands Library, Deansgate.

Scope and Content

Emblazoned coats of arms of English kings and peers from William I to James I (inclusive), with four shields per page for peers and one shield per page for royalty. At the front of the manuscript is a alphabetical subject index, followed by some coats of arms of Guilds. Pasted to the inside front cover is an extract from a printed sale catalogue containing a description of the manuscript.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 13).

Custodial History

Formerly part of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the Library of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, from Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire.

Related Material

English MS 9 has a similiar selection and layout of achievements to the first section of this manuscript (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 9).