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History of Normandy, volume one, written in 1792 in London

MS. Douce 163
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

First volume of 'Roman [de Rou et] des Ducs de Normandie par maitre Wace', 'Histoire de Normandie ... copiée ... en 1792', from Brit. Mus. MS. Royal 4 C. xi, which contains the third part of the Roman de Rou: beg. 'Pour remembrer des ancesurs', l. 10 is 'Ki de viez tens sunt trépassés.' The vol. ends at l. 5416 ('Tant com le concile dura') of Andresen's edition. There are also a few notes, and an accidental paper (fol. 199) on the horse Eclipse. The transcript may have been made for 'Mr de La Frenaye', whose name is on the binding.


  • Creation: written in 1792 in London


201 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 163

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 21737

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

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 164 for volume two.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom