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South English Legendary, King Horn, Havelok, etc., 13th century, late, or 14th century, early, with 14th century additions

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MS. Laud Misc. 108

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1. Fols. 1-200. South English Legendary:
  1. Fols. 1r-10v. The Ministry and Passion of Christ
  2. Fols. 11ra-22rb. The Apocryphal History of the Infancy
  3. Fols. 23r-29v. Sancta crux
  4. Fols. 29v-30b. St Dunstan
  5. Fols. 30b-31v. St Augustine of Canterbury
  6. Fols. 31v-32v. St Barnabas
  7. Fols. 32v-34r. St John the Baptist
  8. Fols. 34r-38r. St James the Great
  9. Fols. 38v. St Oswald the King
  10. Fols. 39r-41v. St Edward the Elder
  11. Fols. 41v-46v. St Francis
  12. Fols. 46v-47v. St Alban
  13. Fols. 48r-50v. St Wulfstan
  14. Fols. 50v-52r. St Matthew
  15. Fols. 52r-v. St Leger
  16. Fols. 52v-54r. St Faith
  17. Fols. 54r-55v. The Eleven Thousand Virgins
  18. Fols. 56r-59r. St Katherine of Alexandria
  19. Fols. 59r-60v. St Lucy
  20. Fols. 61r-87v. St Thomas of Canterbury
  21. Fols. 87v-88r. Translation of St Thomas of Canterbury
  22. Fols. 88r-v. Prologue to the South English Legendary
  23. Fols. 88v-89v. SS Fabian and Sebastian
  24. Fols. 89v-91r. St Agnes
  25. Fols. 91r-93r. St Vincent
  26. Fol. 93r-v. St Paul
  27. Fols. 93v-94v. St Bridget of Ireland (shorter version.
  28. Fols. 94v-96r. St Agatha
  29. Fol. 96r-v. St Scholastica
  30. Fols. 96v-104r. St Patrick, with his Purgatory
  31. Fols. 104r-110r. St Brendan
  32. Fols. 111r-116r. St Nicholas
  33. Fols. 115v-116r. St Julian the Confessor
  34. Fols. 116r-117v. St Julian the Hospitaller
  35. Fols. 117v-121v. St Mary of Egypt
  36. Fols. 121v-124r. St Christopher
  37. Fols. 124r-127r. St Dominic
  38. Fols. 128r-130r. Theophilus
  39. Fols. 130r-131r. St George
  40. Fols. 131r-132r. St Edmund the King
  41. Fols. 132r-141r. St Michael
  42. Fols. 141r-147r. St Clement
  43. Fols. 147r-149r. St Lawrence
  44. Fols. 149r-153r. St Kenelm
  45. Fols. 153r-154v. St Gregory
  46. Fols. 154v-155v. St Cuthbert
  47. Fols. 155v-156r. St Mark
  48. Fols. 156r-157r. SS Philip and James
  49. Fols. 157v-160v. St Bartholomew
  50. Fols. 161r-165v. St Thomas the Apostle
  51. Fols. 165v-166r. St Matthias
  52. Fols. 166r-167r. St Sylvester
  53. Fols. 167r-169r. St Eustace
  54. Fol. 169v-174r. St John the Evangelist
  55. Fols. 174r-175r. All Saints' Day
  56. Fols. 175r-179v. All Souls' Day
  57. Fols. 179v-185r. St Edmund of Canterbury
  58. Fols. 185r-188r. St Martin
  59. Fols. 188r-190r. St Leonard
  60. Fols. 190r-197r. St Mary Magdalene
  61. Fols. 197r-198r. St Hippolytus
2. Fols. 198ra-199rb. The Sayings of St Bernard

3. Fols. 199rb-200vb. The Vision of St Paul

4. Fols. 200v-203v. Dispute between the Body and the Soul

5. Fols. 204ra-219va. Havelok the Dane

6. Fols. 219va-228rb. King Horn

7. Fols. 228v-230r. St Blaise, from the South English Legendary

8. Fol. 230v-233v. St Cecilia, from the South English Legendary

9. Fols. 233v-237ra. Life of S. Alexis

10. Fols. 237ra-v. Somer soneday

Dates

  • 13th century, late, or 14th century, early, with 14th century additions

Extent

238 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Laud Misc. 108

Arrangement

Originally arranged and housed in 1641 at the Bodleian in Duke Humfrey’s Library, Selden End, compartment as ‘K 60’, see Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, p. 14

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 1486

Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars secunda codices Latinos et Miscellaneous Laudianos complectens (Oxford, 1885, reprinted in 1973, with numerous corrections and additions, and an historical introduction by R.W. Hunt), Misc. no. 108

Custodial History

Manuscript 2060 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

19th century rebind: sprinkled calf blind tooled

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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