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The romance of Richard Cæur de Lion, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 228
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Imperfect at beginning and end: beg. (about 270 lines being lost) 'Kyng Richard came out of a valey': ends 'Wynne oure annie for no nede' (about 445 lines being lost).


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


41 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 228

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 21802

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

Custodial History

Owned by Francis Blomefield (armorial bookplate, 1736), Thomas Martin of Palgrave and dr. Richard Farmer.

Physical Facet

on paper, imperfect, and with some edges injured


11 5/8 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom