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'Hoccleue de regimine principum', Written late in the 15th century in England

MS. Dugdale 45
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Hoccleue de regimine principum', beg. 'Mvsinge upon the restles bissinesse, which this troubly world hath ay in hond', and containing 763 out of 780 stanzas (according to the version printed from Royal MS. 17D vi in the British Museum by Thomas Wright for the Roxburghe Club, 1860), and three additional stanzas.

On the fly-leaves are a few brief weather notes in a hand of about 1600.


  • Creation: Written late in the 15th century in England


99 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Dugdale 45

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. 6533

Physical Facet

On parchment, contemporary binding of red velvet, with metal corner-pieces, bosses, and clasps, and title-label on back cover, protected by horn


9 3/4 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom