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"The history of the life of the right reverend Reginald Pecock, S.T.P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and Chichester in the reign of K. Henry the VIth, being a sequel of the history of the life of Dr. John Wiclif [etc.]; written in the year 1725, and now reviewed by John Lewis, A.M., Minister of Mergate, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl of Malton. 1732.", 18th century

MS. Rawl. C. 413

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The greater part of the MS. is in the handwriting of an amanuensis, with additions and corrections by Lewis. At the end are:

  1. A collection of (fifteen) papers and records referred to in the Life;
  2. Glossary of obsolete English words;
  3. Index to the Lives of Wiclif and Pecock.

About twelve leaves have been cut out at the end of chapter ii.


  • Creation: 18th century


205 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 413

Custodial History

This volume, together with two others containing the Lives of Wiclif and Fisher, was purchased by Sir Peter Thompson at the sale of Lewis's MSS. for £6 16s. 6d.; and appears (from the prefatory notice in the Clarendon edition) to have been obtained by the Delegates of the University Press from Mr. W. Clarke, a London bookseller, at the same time as the Life of Wiclif, which had been bought by him at the sale of Sir P. Thompson's library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1827 it was transferred to the Bodl. Libr. at the price of £8 8s.


  • Printed, in octavo. Lond. 1744, and reprinted at the Clarendon Press in 1820.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

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