British Library acquires Dering Roll

From 24 Hour Museum: British Library acquires Dering Roll – A who’s who of Medieval arms.

The British Library has acquired the UK’s oldest known heraldic medieval manuscript following a successful fundraising campaign.

The Dering Roll, a painted register bearing medieval coats of arms from the last quarter of the 13th Century, represents a fascinating ‘Who’s Who’ of medieval knights.

Focussing on knights from Kent and Sussex and produced in South East England between 1270-1280, probably in Dover, it is thought the roll was commissioned by Stephen of Penchester, the Constable at Dover Castle from 1268 to 1299.

It tells a fascinating story of [continue, see photo]