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John Lydgate's Siege of Troy, written late in the 15 th cent. in Scotland

MS. Douce 148
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Her begynnes the Troy buke translatit by a mounke of Bery', i.e. John Lydgate's Siege of Troy, chiefly from Guido de Columna's De bello Trojano: at end, 'Her endes the Sege of Troye written & mendit at the instance of ane honorable chaplane sir Thomas Ewyn of Edinburgh': in Scotch verse. On fols. 290 - 300 ('The kyng--sulde the say') and 307 - 336 ('Eftire Troyes--bot litill thing') are fragments of John Barbour's Troy book in Scotch, wedged into Lydgate's work, both being based on Guido de Columna.


  • Creation: written late in the 15 th cent. in Scotland


338 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Scots


MS. Douce 148

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 21722

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

Physical Facet

On paper


10 1/2 × 7 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom