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Coronation processes for King James the second, written in or soon after 1685

MS. Douce 197
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Processus factus ad coronationem ... Jacobi secundi Regis Angliæ ...', Apr. 23, 1685, embodying all the petitions for the privilege of service at the coronation (in French), but not the religious service. The Oxford claim is at p. 23. Douce has supplied indexes of places, persons, and claims, with other notes. The name of J. Byrom is on p. 1, and he may have been the copyist of the book.


  • Creation: written in or soon after 1685


94 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 197

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 21771

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

Custodial History

The 18th cent. armorial bookplate of sir Ashton Lever is on the inner cover. In the Richard Gough sale 1810 this was no. 4326, bought by Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding: red morocco, with gold ornament and the royal arms, contemporary


14 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom