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Thomas Rodd (1763–1822) was an English bookseller, antiquarian and Hispanist; Rodd purchased some Greek manuscripts for the British Museum (e.g. codices: Minuscule 272, Minuscule 498).

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Minuscule 272, ε 1182 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. It has marginalia.

Minuscule 498, δ 402, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th-century. Scrivener labelled it by number 584. The manuscript is lacunose.

He translated some old ballads into English: Ancient Ballads from the Civil Wars of Granada and the Twelve Peers of France (London, 1801). He also translated part 1 of a Spanish historical novel by Gines Perez de Hita as The Civil Wars of Granada (London, 1803). Then he published an adaptation of the Historia Caroli Magni : History of Charles the Great and Orlando, ascribed to Archbishop Turpin; translated from the Latin in Spanheim’s Lives of ecclesiastical writers: together with English metrical versions of the most celebrated ancient Spanish ballads relating to the twelve peers of France mentioned in Don Quixote (London: Printed for T. Rodd and T. Boosey, 1812); Rodd translated Damián López de Tortajada, Los doce pares de Francia (Twelve Peers of France).

Historia Caroli Magni, also known as or Historia Karoli Magni et Rotholandi and sometimes as the Turpin Chronicle or the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, is a 12th-century Latin forged chronicle of legendary material about Charlemagne's alleged conquest of Spain. It is also called Book IV – The Conquests of Charlemagne of the Codex Calixtinus. The chronicle states it was written by Charlemagne's contemporary Turpin, Archbishop of Reims, but it was found out as a medieval forgery. The work was extremely popular, and served as a major source of material on Charlemagne in chronicles, fiction and iconography throughout Medieval Europe. The miracles of the flowering lances and the death of Ferracutus appear on the windows of Chartres cathedral.

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