The Natura brevium is headed 'Natura Breuium quod Skarnyng', and a set of legal notes in law French at the end of the manuscript has the colophon 'Quod Skarnyng'.
The name Skarnyng in the heading of the Natura brevium and in the colophon to the set of legal notes in law French at the end of the manuscript were later crossed through and 'Straunge' written beneath in the same hand as appears elsewhere in the manuscript, including another ownership inscription on the page opposite the opening of the Natura brevium: 'Cest liuer apparteyn all Antony Straunge'.
dissenting) (quoting 2 ANTHONY FITZHERBERT, NATURA BREVIUM
233B (9th ed.
64) In 1545, Henry Smyth and William Middleton both published Littleton's Tenures and Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium
,(65) basic and widely-used books of legal reference.
A new papal college of scriptores brevium
was created in 1503 (Partner, 1990, 12-16 and passim).