Ker, N. R., Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, 4 vols. (Oxford, 1969-92), II. pp. 261-2]
How this lond was first called Albion and of whom it hadde that name ye shall here as foloweth afterward. In þe yeer fro þ begynnyng of þe worlde m1 m1 m1ix mclxxxx there was in the noble lond of grece a worthi kyng and a mighty and a man of greet Renoun that was called Dioclician …(f.3 v) In the noble Cite of grete Troie … (f.130 v) wherof vii were dedly 'y dar say no mor' '.
An abbreviated Brut Chronicle (ed Brie, EETS, 131, 136, 1906-8), ending with the murder of James I of Scotland in 1437. Chapter numbers betin with 'I' on f. 3 v and cease with 'CXXVI' on f.103 v (edn, ch 242). After ch. 54, death of Arthur, a page, f.37r , was left blank, and from f.60v, accession of William II, a new reign always begins on a new page. f. 68v ends in ch. 95, 'to the kyng prayyng him in goodly' (cf. edn, p. 158) and f.69 begins with the first words of the story of Henry III; probably seven leaves are missing in the gap. One leaf is missing between f.88 which ends 'þe Kyng of Cipris' (edn, p.315/20) and f.89 which begins 'vndertook þe quarell' (ef. Edn, p. 319/23). The story of Henry V is much shortened, taking only eight leaves (120v - 128v</sup)). f. 129v begins 'Aftir the noble and victorious prince kyng Harri þe v regned his sone' (cf edn p. 563) .
The blank space on f.130 bears doodles and a note of 16th cent, 'Thys same (?) dyd master Iohn ardyns sunns honed at bartylmatyde (cancelled) wrytyng of henly (?) at bartyllmadyde'. ff. 131 v-132 v are blank, except for a prayer and a 'thanksgiueing for Deliverance from any Danger', 16th/17th cent.