Date:1467 -1468

Dimensions:125 cm Length x63 cm Width

Number of Pieces:2

Type:GB Roy. Gen.


Shelfmark:Case MS 166



Contents:Copied in France around 1465, displaying the genealogy of the kings of England from the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) to that of Edward IV (1461-1483), and the kings of France from the reign of Philip IV (1285-1314) to that of Louis XI (1460-1483).

Description:The lines of succession of England and France are arranged in vertical columns along the left and right margins, with inter-marriages and other lines of connection crisscrossing in the center. A brief description of each family member is accompanied by his coat of arms. Written on vellum.

Bibliography:Bauer-Smith, Charlotte. “Mapping Family Lines: A Late Fifteenth-Century Example of Genealogical Display.” In Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe, edited by Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, and Albert Compton Reeves, 123–44. Leiden: Brill, 2004. p.123.

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