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Pieces and extracts in Latin, written in the 13th cent., in more than one hand

MS. Douce 287

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Willelmus filius Stephani ... de vita & passione sancti Thome archiepiscopi & martiris', with various additions, including some metrical orations, etc.: and on fol. 36v 'Inuectio' a poem about the martyrdom (beg. 'Ve tibi terra ferox)', with other short pieces
  2. (fol. 37) 'Item de passione sancti Thome & martir [sic] Johannes de Salesburia ...'
  3. (fol. 43) 'Summa cause inter regem H. & sanctum Th. hic continetur.' This is really the same as fol. 37
  4. (fol. 44) The constitutions of Clarendon, A.D. 1164
  5. (fol. 46v) Ninety-two letters, chiefly by or to st. Thomas a Becket, and bp. Gilbert Folliot, or relating to ecclesiastical affairs in their time
  6. (fol. 103) 'Ex Historia Anglorum H̄', extracts from Henry of Huntingdon's History. On fol. 109v is a 13th. cent. form of letters dimissory from the Prior and convent de Bello Loco (probably Bewley in Hants, possibly in Beds.) to a monk desirous of changing his order.


  • written in the 13th cent., in more than one hand


114 Leaves


MS. Douce 287

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 21861

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

Custodial History

'Hic est liber ecclesie beati Thome martiris de Lesnes [in Erith, Kent]. Qui ei abstulerit, anathema sit' (13th cent.: with three other forms of the same inscription). 'Edoardo Luidio donavit d. David Wyn rector ecclesiæ Lh. Vihangel Lhyn Myvyr [Llanfihangel Glyn-y-Myvyr] A° 1699.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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