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London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho B xi Fragment: Bede, Historia ecclesiastica; Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (manuscript G); Old English laws

  • Old English, Latin
  • s. xiin
  • English manuscripts
  • parchment
Collection: Cotton manuscripts
Cotton Otho B xi
Incl. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, manuscript G (fragment).
Provenance and related aspects
Old English, Latin
s. xiin
Early 11th century.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
State of existence
Nearly all of it was destroyed in the Cotton Library fire of 1731
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Fragmentarium: laboratory for medieval manuscript fragments, Online: University of Fribourg, ?–present. URL: <>. 

Fragmentarium’s primary objective is to develop a digital laboratory specialized for medieval manuscript fragment research. Although based on the many years of experience of e-codices — Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, the Fragmentarium Digital Laboratory has an international orientation. First and foremost it is conceived as a platform for libraries, scholars and students to do scholarly work on fragments. It conforms to the latest standards set by digital libraries and will set new standards, especially in the area of interoperability.

Secondary sources (select)

British Library: archives and manuscripts, Online: British Library. URL: <>.

External links

Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2011, last updated: July 2022