Ownership: On back, owner ca. 1800 has written: "Given me by Walsh Porter descended from Endymion Porter..." Walsh Porter identifiable as author of 'The Chimney Corner,' Drury Lane 7 October 1797? Phillipps collection Mss 26448; bought for Spencer from Sotheby's, 1972.
Content: Dated 1448-9, with Henry VI "regnans in anno xxvii;" made for Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudelely 1441-73 or his son. Ralph's daughter-in-law, Eleanor Boteler (Butler) was alleged by Richard III to have married Edward IV before he married Elizabeth Woodville.
Content: Portraits of kings, animals on coats of arms.
Content: Sotheby's Catalog. Article by Sudeley and Winkless.
Content: Roll combines pedigree of Kings of England with that of the Botelers of Sudeley; executed for Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudeley 1441-73. Kings from Edward the Confessor to Henry VI shown. Two series of texts: Latin prose in red and English verse in brown.
Content: Roll with pedigree of kings of England running parallel with pedigree of the Boteler family of Sudeley. Texts in English and Latin (totalling about 147 lines), portraits, and coats of arms.
Content: Rubrics and red daubs as placemarkers, coats of arms.