So what do we consider late period? The latest I could find was late 16th century, but the majority was 14-15th.
For search terms (in the image description field of your favorite manuscript database, try “genealogy.” That seems to pull up the most results.
Here are some highlights:
King’s 395, ff. 32v-33: Genealogy of the kings of England
c. 1511, with additions before 1553
Lansdowne 204, f. 196: Royal genealogy
Harley 7353: Genealogy of Edward IV
Harley 7026, f. 4 – Genealogy of the Holland family
Harley 838, f. 12v-13 and 38
2nd half of the 15th century
Harley 318, f. 6r: Genealogy of the Kings of England
3rd quarter of the 15th century, after 1445 and before 1461
The Bodleian has a lot of great stuff too, which you can find here: [Link] The earliest looks like it is from the end of the 13th century.
Highlights from the Bodleian:
MS. Bodl. Rolls 5, view 36: Genealogy of the Kings of England to Richard III. Chronicle of the Percy Family to 1485.
[Link] – hopefully this will work. Linking to specific items in the Bodleian is always… interesting.
There are a lot of pages from this one. Totally cool.
MS. Ashmole 845, f. 074r. Genealogy of the Kings of England, from Edward I to Henry VIII.
MS. e Mus. 42, fol. 031v-032r: Genealogy. Edward I to Edward IV
Queen Elizabeth’s Wardrobe Unlock’d is being reprinted as a paperback ($69.26).
Full Title: Queen Elizabeth’s wardrobe unlock’d : the inventories of the Wardrobe of Robes prepared in July 1600, edited from Stowe MS 557 in the British Library, MS LR 2/121 in the Public Record Office, London, and MS V.b.72 in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
Author: Janet Arnold
Publisher’s Description: The vast wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth I is legendary: in her own time some of the richly embroidered gowns were displayed with other treasures to dazzle the eyes of foreign visitors to the Tower of London. The quantity of clothes recorded in the inventories taken in 1600 would seem to suggest sheer vanity, but a survey of work carried out in the Wardrobe of Robes throughout the reign reveals a different picture. It is one of careful organisation and economy. This copiously annotated work is illustrated with photographs of portraits, miniatures, tomb sculptures, engravings, woven textiles and embroideries. Two indexes are provided, the first of paintings, persons, places, and events, while the second, partly a glossary, enables the reader to quickly trace information on fashionable dress and accessories. An invaluable reference for students of the history of dress and embroidery, for social historians, for art historians working in the field of portraiture, and those with a general interest in the period.
Don’t want to buy it? See what library near you has it! (Or ILL it from your Friendly Neighborhood Reference Librarian.)