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Statutes of the reign of Edward III, in French, written in the last quarter of the 14th cent. in England

MS. Douce 27
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Some leaves are lost at beginning, and one after fol. 35. On fol. 176v is the 'iudicium Hugonis le Despenser' (earl of Winchester, beheaded 1326) in French.


  • Creation: written in the last quarter of the 14th cent. in England


178 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 27

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. IV, no 21601

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

Owned perhaps by Henry Martin (fol. i) and William Wild (fol. 177v) in about A.D. 1600: also by 'E. Umfreville', John Ives (1771), and Gustavua Brander, at whose sale in 1790 Douce bought the book.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with some coloured capitals, etc., imperfect, with clasp


5 × 4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom