The Romances of Kyng Alisander, c.1350.

Scope and Content

Two fragments of The Romances of Kyng Alisander.

Comprising approximately 150 lines from the Auchinleck Ms [National Library of Scotland, Advocates' MS 19.2.1]. Line illumination in red and blue. The rest disappeared before 1750.

Administrative / Biographical History

Unknown. Possibly same author as the romances of Richard de Coeur


Single item

Access Information

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Call number used to be ms1400, ms1401

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Mounted within blue folder.Vellum: each 30.5x6.5cm approx.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

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For details of the recovery of the ms fragment see Medium Aevum XVIII, 1949. For the relationship of this fragment to the original see SpeculumXLVII, 1972.