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A defence by Uthredus de Boldon, monk of Durham, Written in about A.D. 1400 in England

MS. Wood Rolls 1
Held at the Weston Library

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A defence by Uthredus de Boldon, monk of Durham, of various articles by him denounced as heresy by the Franciscans in the 14th century. Unfortunately the roll is much damaged by the use of galls and by damp, so that the greater part is almost illegible. It seems that another roll is wanting, as the present one begins in the middle of a sentence. Tanner, in his Bibliotheca Britannko-Hibernica (1748), quotes the roll as 'Contra querelas Fratrum, lib. i " Pericula in falsis fratribus." MS. in museo Ashmol. inter rptulos Ant. Wood.'

Halfway down the recto is 'Incipiunt quidam isti falsi fratres suam mendacem cedulam istam [illegible] Jsti, inquiunt, sunt articuli quos dominus Vthredus monachus Dunolmensis sacre thcologie professor in vniuersitate Oxoniensi pro veris tenuit', then follow the 28 articles and answers to them, etc. A note indicates that in 1760 attention was given to this MS., probably by the application of galls.


  • Creation: Written in about A.D. 1400 in England


1 roll

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Wood Rolls 1

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. 25227

Physical Facet

On parchment, much injured


3 ft. 6 1/2 in. × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom