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The arms of the knights of the Garter in 1561, (the last being those of Carey, lord Hunsdon, installed in that year;) beautifully painted, bulk: 17th century

MS. Rawl. B. 39
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Consisting, firstly, of the full shields with the quarterings, crests, supporters and mottos, and, secondly, of all the quartered coats depicted separately.

A modern index of the coats is inserted.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 17th century


30 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 39

Custodial History

In the catalogue of Thos. Rawlinson's MSS. it is said that "the book seems to have belonged to Henry Carey, lord Hunsdon;" but there does not appear to be any evidence for such an inference, further than the fact of his coat being the last contained in the volume.

In folio primo est nomen "John Stephensome," ac etiam nota sequens — "♂, 5 March, 1733/4: bought this book for 14s. 6d. at the sale by auction of the MSS. of Tho. Rawlinson, esq. deceased: vide catalogue 16th, pa. 9, no. 115. O. Acton. 28."

Physical Facet

On parchment, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom