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Statutes of Edw. I and II, with a few of Hen. III, and some general legal treatises, written in about A.D. 1300 in England

MS. Douce 35
Held at the Weston Library

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'Hic incipiunt Statuta videlicet Jura regni Anglie certissima a regibus & communi consilio eiusdem regni pro populi eiusdem regni vtilitate pace & tranquillitate prouisa', beginning with an Edwardine confirmation of Magna Charta.

A full list is on fols. 17-24. Fols. 1-16 are occupied by a calendar and tables, and excerpts from the Gospels, etc. On fol. 220 are four Latin riddles: the first beg. 'Edificor saxis'.

At fol. 7v some statistics of English parishes, etc.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1300 in England


224 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 35

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 21609

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, borders, etc., and one miniature on fol. 25


5 3/8 × 3 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom