After the Flood, by Bill Cooper

 

Appendix 4

 

Surviving MSS of the early Welsh Chronicles

(based on Griscom's list, pp. 586-599. See Bibliography)

 

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

1. Dingestow Court Manuscript - early 13th cent.

2. Peniarth MS. 44 = Hen. 315 (prey. 21) - early 13th cent.

3. Peniarth MS. 45 = Hen. 536 (prey. 29) - late 13th cent.

4. Peniarth MS. 46 = Hen. 27 - early 14th cent.

5. Peniarth MS. 21 Hen. 50 (prey. 16) - early 14th cent.

6. Peniarth MS. 19 = Hen. 15 - c. 1400.

7. Peniarth MS. 22 = Hen. 318 - 1444.

8. Pemarth MS. 24 = Hen. 175 - 1477.

9. Peniarth MS. 23 = Hen. 313 - mid. 15th cent.

10. Peniarth MS. 25 = Hen. 305 - c. 1500.

11. Peniarth MS. 212 Hen. 319 - c. 1565.

12. Peniarth MS. 168 Hen. 437 - 1589-90.

13. Peniarth MS. 118 = Hen. 518 - late 16th cent.

14. Peniarth MS. 261 = Hen. 446 - 16th cent.

15. Peniarth MS. 260 = Hen. 442 - 16th cent.

16. Peniarth MS. 162 = Hen. 354 - late 16th cent.

17. Peniarth MS. 266 = Hen. 55 (prey. 3) - 1634.

18. Peniarth MS. 314 = Hen. 293 (prey. 87 and 21) - 1634-1641.

19. Peniarth MS. 264 = Hen. 272 (prey. 2, 55 and LX) -1635 - 6.

20. Peniarth MS. 265 = Hen. 439 (prey. i, 72 and LIV) -1641.

21. Peniarth MS. 270 = Hen. 530 -

22. Llanstephan MS. 1 = Shirburn Castle MS. 113 C. 18 -early 13th cent.

23. Llanstephan MS. S = Shirburn Castle MS. 34 - early 14th cent.

24. Llanstephan MS. 188 - mid. 16th cent.

25. Llanstephan MS. 195 - c. 1570.

26. Llanstephan MS. 59 = Shirburn Castle C. 7 - late 16th cent.

27. LianstePhan MS. 129 = Shirburu Castle D. 17 - early 17th cent.

28. Llanstephan MS. 137 = Shirburn Castle D. 12 - c. 1640.

29. Llanstephan MS. 149 = Shirburn Castle D. 15. - c. 1700

30. Mostyn MS. 117 - late 13th cent.

31. Mostyn MS. 116 - early 14th cent.

32. Mostyn MS. 109 - 16th cent.

33. Mostyn MS. 159 - 1586-7.

34. Mostyn MS. 115 - 17th cent.

35. Mostyn MS. 211 - c. 1685.

36. Panton MS. 9 - c. 1760.

37. Panton MS. 68 - 18th cent.

38. The Book of Basingwerk MS. (alias The Black Book of Basingwerk Abbey) - 14th and 15th cents.

39. Additional MS. 13 - B = Williams MS. 216 - early 17th cent.

40. Additional MS. 11 - D Williams MS. 213 - 1694.

41. Additional MS. 312 Williams MS. 514 - early 18th cent.

42. Additional MS. 23 - B Williams MS. 227 - c. 1775.

Free Public Library, Cardiff, Wales

43. Cardiff (Havod) MS. 1 - early 14th cent.

44. Cardiff (Havod) MS. 2 - 15th cent 'or earlier'.

45. Cardiff (Havod) MS. 21 - 1641.

46. Cardiff MS. 21 = Phillipps 13720, part III - 1569.

47. Cardiff MS. 61 = (Tonn 21) - 1734.

48. Cardiff MS. 62 = (Tonn 22) - 1754.

Jesus College Library, Oxford

49. MS. CXI = 1, Hist. MSS. Coin., Report of MSS in the Welsh Lang - c. 1380.

50. MS. CXLI = 6, Hist. MSS. Corn., Report of MSS in the Welsh Lang - c. 1471.

51. MS. LXI = 8, Hist. MSS. Coin., Report of MSS in the Welsh Lang (aka the Tysilio Chronicle) - late 15th cent.

52. MS. XXVIII = 19 Hist. MSS. Coin. - 1695.

British Museum, London

53. Additional MS. 19,709 = MS. 14, Hist. MSS. Corn. -early 14th cent.

54. Cotton, Cleopatra B. V., = MS. 15, Hist. MSS. Corn. -14th cent.

55. Additional MS. 14,903 = MS. 17, Hist. MSS. Corn. - early 16th cent.

56. Additional MS. 15,566 = MS. 16, Hist. MSS. Corn. - late 16th cent.

57. Additional MS. 14,872 = MS. 41, Hist. MSS. Corn. - post 1632.

58. Additional MS. 15,003 - 18th cent.

The above list of chronicles that give the history of the early Britons, constitutes a rather large percentage of the total number of Welsh manuscripts that have come down to us from medieval times. Given that they are all catalogued in easily accessible collections, it is astonishing that even their very existence goes unmentioned by most scholars who are aware of them, and that British history prior to 55 BC remains a blank page. But perhaps their acknowledgement would lead the recorded history of the early Britons uncomfortably back to Genesis, and that is a concept that modernism simply could not accommodate.



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