Title from opening rubric (f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, 96; ii (modern paper) + iv (contemporary ruled paper) + 84, [85-94] + ii (modern paper); contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Ruled in brown and red ink for a wide inner column for text and a narrower outer column for illustration; running heads at the top of the text column follow the progression of monarchs.
Script: Written in a late Elizabethan secretary script, with a larger calligraphic script used for the names of monarchs.
Decoration: 509 coats of arms (307 painted, 164 drawn in ink, 38 blank); one large calligraphic initial (f. 1r).
Watermark: Briquet 12772, Pot à une anse (Amiens, 1598).
Binding: 20th-century half leather with leather label for title on upper cover, Heraldic manuscript, 1597.
Origin: Written in England in 1597.