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'The legend and defence of ye noble knight and martyr sir Jhon Oldcastel, by Richard James, bachelour of Divinitie and fellow of C.C.C. in Oxford', Written about 1625 by Richard James

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MS. James 34

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'The legend and defence of ye noble knight and martyr sir Jhon Oldcastel, by Richard James, bachelour of Divinitie and fellow of C.C.C. in Oxford' (p. iii). This is an annotated copy of a poem by Thomas Hoccleve in seventy-three stanzas of eight lines (beg. 'The ladder of hevene I meene charitee'):
  1. Headed 'Ceste feust faicte au temps que le roy Henri le cinquiesme, que Dieu pardoins, feust à Helmpton sur son primer passage vers Harflete' (p. 2), from a MS. in dr. Askew's library formerly in the possession of prince Henry son of James i
  2. Followed by 'Observations upon Hoccleve' by Richard James
  3. Preceded (p. 1) by a letter from Richard James 'to my noble friend Sr Henrye Bourchier', hence printed in Iter Lancastrense (Chetham Society, 1845), p. lxiv, which see for further information

Dates

  • Written about 1625 by Richard James

Extent

28 pages

Language of Materials

French , English

Shelfmark

MS. James 34

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. 3871

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 9/10 × 8 3/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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