Skip to main content

Volume comprising Statutes of England, with other latin and french writings, written in about A.D. 1320-1330

MS. Douce 98
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request


  1. (fol. 7) Statutes of England, in French and Latin, beginning with the re-issue of Magna Charta in A.D. 1241 (wanting the first leaf) and extending to about A.D. 1320: with some general law treatises, and 'Leges ville Norhamptoñ' (fol. 158, cf. 160): a full list is in the 1840 catalogue, cf. fol. vv
  2. (fol. 182) 'Sci comencent les Reules qe le bon eueske de Nichole [i.e. Lincoln] seynt Robert Groseteste fist alla Contesse de Nichole': printed in the Royal Hist Soc.'s edition of 'Explicit Dictamen Hosbonderie' (1890), p. 122
  3. (fol. 187v) 'Cest le dite de Hosbonderye qe ... fist ... sire Wauter de Henle', in French: at end, 'Explicit Dictamen Hosbonderie'
  4. (fol. 194v) Names of over a hundred English towns with their chief produce or characteristic, in French: beg. 'Baronnie de Loundres': examples are 'Escole de Oxenford', 'Escarlet de Nichole', 'Anguyles de Cantebrugge': followed by a list of counties grouped according to dioceses
  5. (fol. 196) A Registrum Brevium, a collection of legal forms, in Latin
  6. (fol. 261). 'Summa que dicitur Brito', a law treatise in French, wanting the last leaf of the text and one or two leaves of the list of contents. This book has been ascribed to John le Breton, bp. of Hereford, d. 1275, and is certainly based on Henry Bracton's treatise and composed in the latter part of the 13th cent.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1320-1330


397 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 98

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 21672

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 borders, capitals


9 1/2 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom