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The rhyming chronicle of John Hardyng, from Brute to Edward IV, wanting the dedication and preface, written perhaps in about 1470-1480

MS. Douce 345
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Ending with 'And laye hem in youre fold surely to slepe' in the 240th chapter: two leaves bearing 20 stanzas are also wanting before the last leaf of the chronicle. The author's name does not occur.


  • Creation: written perhaps in about 1470-1480


163 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 345

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 21920

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

Custodial History

With the armorial bookplate of 'Ralph Sympsun Esqr' (18th cent.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, with coloured capitals, etc., stained, imperfect


12 1/2 × 9 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom