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The 'Historia Ecclesiastica' and The life of Bede, Written in the 13th century in England

MS. Barlow 39
Held at the Weston Library

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1. Fol. 1. The 'Historia Ecclesiastica' of Bede, described as O10 in Plummer's edition (Oxford, 1896), p. cxvi. The 15th-cent. foliation shows that the first 12 leaves are missing, the present text beginning, as stated in Barlow's marginal note (fol. '1-12'), in the middle of chap. 29. It contains the final paragraph 'Propterea omnes ...', book iv, chap. 4, and individual peculiarities in the division of chapters and in rubrics.

2. Fol. 193. The life of Bede, beg. 'Posteritati mandare', derived from material in the 'Historia Ecclesiastica'. One leaf is missing between fols. 42-4.


  • Creation: Written in the 13th century in England


134 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 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. 6462

Custodial History

At the end of the text is 'A[nthony] à W[ood]'.

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 7/10 × 6 3/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom