Includes: (fo. 2) 'Codices Quidam Manuscripti Historiae Britannicae et Anglicanae Partem Complectentes'; (fo. 2v) transcript from unspecified MS of Nennius, 'Historia Britonum'; (fo. 11) blank; (fo. 12) transcript from unspecified MS of part of a chronicle derived from Geoffrey of Monmouth; transcript from unspecified MS of Henry of Huntingdon, 'Epistola ad Warinum'; (fo. 15) blank; (fo. 16) transcript of 'Eulogium Historiarum', Bk 5, cap. 78-186, apparently from Trinity College Cambridge MS R.7.2; (fo. 94v) blank; (fo. 100) transcript of continuation of Florence of Worcester, apparently from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge MS 92. Most of the sources have been edited.
Occasional marginal notes in 18th-cent. hands. Attached to flyleaf is list of contents by H. R. Luard. Notes by J. Lee on text at fo. 150.
Bookplates of John Haddon Hindley and J. Lee. 'Doctors Commons 1828. Repaired 1829'.
(fo. 2v) 'Messrs Howell & Stewart 1828 £3 13s 6d' (hand of J. Lee). Purchased of W. Ridler, Feb. 1890.