The Coronation Book of Charles V of France
Cottonian MS Tiberius B. VIII

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 •  9781907497254

A volume in quarto format. The MS was drawn up by order of the King in 1365, but was not the text employed at the coronation, but a commemorative volume written after the event. The coronation took place on Trinity Sunday, 19 May 1364. This MS escaped the fire at Ashburnham House in 1731, and in its contents witnesses to the fullest development of the rite of sacring of the French kings, marked by an amalgamation of two sets of formularies. Dewick's introduction gives a schematic comparison of English and French rites, which in the 14th century have a good deal in common, and there are extensive notes.

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