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Part of a general treatise on 'the state of Religion in these western parts of the world', dealing with the Church of Rome, written in about A.D. 1600

MS. Douce 233
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Addressed to the archbp. of Canterbury: beg. 'My singular good Lord, having finished now my entended course': ends 'the famous ladie of', some leaves being lost. It is written from the Protestant point of view, but temperately, and deals with the condition and organization of the Church, not its doctrine. Internal evidence shows that the date is just about A.D. 1600.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1600


42 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 233

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 21807

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

Physical Facet

On paper, imperfect


12 7/8 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom