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Poenitentiale, Written late in the 14th century in England (?)

MS. Selden Supra 39

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Poenitentiale: beg. 'Pro quibus culpis & penitencijs sit penitens ad episcopum proprium remittendus. Ad hoc quod tu confessor procedere debes'; forty-five cases are given in which recourse must be had to the bishop. On fol. 4 are two miniatures, cf. fol. 68. Fols. 2-3 are part of a 16th century lease to Thomas Alen from the Master and Wardens of some company, in English.


  • Written late in the 14th century in England (?)


70 Leaves


MS. Selden Supra 39


Old Selden mark = 39

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. II, no. 3427

Custodial History

'Joannes Ramsey canonicus de Merton hunc librum possidet' (late 15th cent.).

Manuscript 3442 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two small miniatures, illuminated capitals, etc.


8 1/4 × 5 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom