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In the podcast of the University of St. Andrews researchers and library staff report about their work in the library and with the library's rich treasures. This week Dr Margaret Connolly describes the Roll of Kings, a 15th century genealogical roll of the English monarchy, with a brief vernacular chronicle.
In the podcast of the University of St. Andrews researchers and library staff report about their work in the library and with the library’s rich treasures. This week Dr Margaret Connolly describes the Roll of Kings, a 15th century genealogical roll of the English monarchy, with a brief vernacular chronicle.

“A gift to the University by an anonymous donor in 2003, this is a good example of this type of royal propaganda, produced during the reign (and probably the minority) of Henry VI. Visually representing the line of royal succession from William the Conqueror to Richard II (the final portion is now missing) through its graphic form, the verse chronicle – amplified by illustration – extols the primacy of the medieval English monarchy in both national and international affairs.”



Read the whole story and listen to the podcast on Echoes from the Vault, a blog from the Special Collections of the University of St. Andrews:


>>> Treasures of the Library Podcast: Dr Margaret Connolly Describes the Roll of Kings
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