London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian B xi Unit: ff. 126r–137v‘Kilkenny chronicle’

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‘Kilkenny chronicle’
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv
Origin, provenance
Origin: Ireland
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Dísert Díarmata
Dísert Díarmata ... Castledermot
County Kildare
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Dublin, Franciscan friary
Dublin, Franciscan friary
County Dublin
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Hands, scribes

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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.

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Secondary sources (select)

Williams, Bernadette, “The ‘Kilkenny chronicle’”, in: T. B. Barry, Robin Frame, and Katharine Simms (eds), Colony and frontier in medieval Ireland: essays presented to J. F. Lydon, London, Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press, 1995. 75–95.
Dennis Groenewegen
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