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Chronicle of France from the earliest times, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 217
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

At end:--' Cy fenissent des Croniques de France iusques aus fais du roy Charles vje ... ': the preface states that this Chronicle of France from the earliest times is 'descripte selon la lettre et lordonnance des Croniques de labbaye de monsieur saint Denis en France': the text is divided into books and chapters: the first chapter of the first book beg. 'Quatre cens et quatre ans avant que Rome feust fondee.'.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent.


447 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 217

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 21791

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

Custodial History

'Bibliotheca Lamoniana Q', a printed label: in the sale of C. F. de Lamoignon's books in 1791 this MS. is no. 4549.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with many miniatures, borders, and initials


16 3/8 × 12 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom