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A fragment of a rhyming English chronicle of the Kings of England, in 7-line stanzas rhyming ababbcc, written in the 16th cent.

MS. Douce 341
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Beg. 'My trihumphes also written with lettres of golde | Abowte my towre standyng at Belyngesgate': it extends from Belin to Stephen, ending 'With Mawde themperesse to clayme her right | Whom Clare erle of Glocetor with his myght.' Each king speaks in his own person: at fol. 10 the author breaks off into an apostrophe of four stanzas to Edward VI, inveighing against foreigners in England. A note suggests that the poem is based on John Hardyng's Chronicle. An old pagination shows that the fragment was pp. about 485-522 of a larger volume.


  • Creation: written in the 16th cent.


21 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 341

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 21916

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

Custodial History

Owned by Thomas Martin of Palgrave, and dr. Farmer.

Physical Facet

On paper, some leaves mutilated


12 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom