The roll of Karlaverok

Scope and Content

'The roll of Karlaverok. An heraldic poem enumerating the baron, knights and gentlemen who attended King Edward the first into Scotland anno. 1300. From a manuscript in the British Museum, in Bib.Cotton.Caligula.A.XVIII. A free translation from the Old French. Written and blasoned by Philip Absalom.' The roll contains the names and armorial designs of those who took part in the siege of the castle of Carlaverok, Dumfriesshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Absalom's background us not known.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from the executors of G.M. Macfarlane-Grieve, 1975.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Custodial History

The volume was formerly part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 8941.