The Anglian collection is a collection of Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies and regnal lists. These survive in four manuscripts; two of which now reside in the British Library. The remaining two belong to the libraries of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Rochester Cathedral.
The surviving manuscripts are listed below, in what is currently thought to be the chronological order of their composition.
|V||British Library||Cotton MS. Vespasian B vi. fols. 104–109, the "Genealogy of the Kings of Mercia"|
|C||Corpus Christi College, Cambridge||CCCC 183|
|T||British Library||Cotton MS. Tiberius B v., vol. 1, fols. 2–73 and 77–88, and Cotton MS. Nero D ii., fols 238–241.|
|R||Rochester, Cathedral Library||A.3.5, part of the "Textus Roffensis"|
Genealogies and regnal lists
All the manuscripts include genealogies for the kingdoms of Deira, Bernicia, Mercia, Lindsey, Kent and East Anglia. Three of them (C, T and R) also contain a West Saxon genealogy, and regnal lists for Northumbria and Mercia. The genealogies are presented in reverse order, beginning with a ruler at the time it was composed and naming each successive generation back to [Wodin], and in the case of Lindsey beyond. All manuscripts appear to derive for a common source, now lost.