Ms. poetry; written and illuminated in England, probably in London, between 1403 and 1413.
This is the earliest securely datable text of this poem and the only extant Chaucer manuscript that certainly belonged to a member of the royal family--Cf. PML files. A royal order from Henry VIII was added in the 16th century in a secretary court hand (fol. 62r), probably by Robert I Wood.
Marginal notes in a later hand have been added and rubbed out on the following folios: 5r, 37r, 40r, 48r, 75r, 90r; these seem largely to be marks of ownership.
Decoration: 1 historiated initial, with full illuminated border; 6 large illuminated initials with partial borders (gilt initial on fol. 105v excised).