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A chronicle of England from Brennus to about A.D. 1293, in French, written early in the 14th cent. in England

MS. Douce 120
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A few leaves (before Brennus) are wanting at the beginning, and the text beg. 'com son frere feut ale en Norwage.' The latter part is stated to be from Langtoft's metrical chronicle, and ends imperfect: and Douce notes that the chronicle in general is 'the same as that usually called Caxton's. 'A note by Henry Petrie in 1819 about the volume is on the front inside cover.

'Thys boke is myn G. Bergavenny which J leve yn my chamber att London the xxjth day of October anno xjo H. viijth', i.e. A.D. 1519: George Neville earl of Abergavenny died in 1535.


  • Creation: written early in the 14th cent. in England


65 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 120

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 21694

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

Custodial History

'Bought at Dr. [John] Campbell's sale, May 1776', Douce's note.

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 1/4 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom