Cooke's Ordinary and the Balliol Roll

Item date: c. 1340
Grant Value: £5,000
Item cost: £132,500
Item cost pre-decimal: NULL
Item date acquired: 2007
Item institution: British Library
Town/City: London
London borough: LB Camden

Manuscript roll of seven vellum membranes, England c,1340, containing both the earliest surviving English ordinary of arms, with 589 painted shields, and the oldest roll of arms for Scotland on the dorse. The latter, apparently copied c. 1340 by an English herald from a Scottish manuscript no longer extant, contains the arms of Edward Balliol (d. 1364), King of Scots and the shields of 35 of his supporters.