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"Henry the thrid, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy, Guien and Aquatayne, etc. the fortie-sixth monarche of England, his raigne, acts and issue, written by John Speed", 17th century

MS. Rawl. A. 489
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

From comparison with other MSS. of Speed's in private possession, this volume [which contains throughout many original alterations and substitutions] appears to be undoubtedly in the autograph of its author.

It ends with the following reference to another (and that probably the printed) book: "His wife and yssue, see in the booke."


  • Creation: 17th century


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. A. 489

Custodial History

Olim numero 758 insignitus.


  • This manuscript is altogether different from the Life printed in his History of Great Britain , having much additional matter, although in some parts the narrative is much shorter.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom