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An exercise book in the handwriting of King Edward VI

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MS. Bodl. 899
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An exercise book in the handwriting of king Edward VI, and dated between Jan. 3, 1549/50, and June 4, 1552. The exercises are:
  1. Fol. 1. a list of Greek words corresponding to Latin words in Cicero De Finibus and the 1st book of the Tusculanae Disputationes
  2. On fol. 14v is 'E R' ('Edwardus rex' ?); the king's name does not elsewhere occur, but from about 1648 the volume was called 'Ed. 6. Exercitia scholast.'
  3. Fol. 15. 'Phraseis ex Πολιτεɩα του Πλατωνος', a list of Greek phrases
  4. Fol. 25. Latin phrases from Orations of Cicero

Dates

  • Written A.D. 1550-1551 by King Edward VI

Extent

55 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Latin

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 899, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 899

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18100

Abstract

An exercise book in the handwriting of King Edward VI.

Biographical / Historical

King Edward VI (1537-1553) ruled England and Ireland between 1547 and 1553.

Arrangement

The original volume was taken to pieces and re-arranged by the late Librarian Mr. Nicholson on April 17, 1901.

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. 3030

Custodial History

Manuscript 2904 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Ex dono Doctissimi viri P. Junij Bibliothecarij Regij Anno Domini 1639.'

Existence and Location of Copies

R.Films.101 is a surrogate.

Related Materials

See Literary Remains of King Edward vi (Roxburghe Club, 1857), i, p. cccxxiv; and MS. Autogr. e. 2; and Brit. Mus. MS. Arundel 510.

Physical Facet

On paper, bound in limp parchment with gold ornament

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
An exercise book in the handwriting of King Edward VI
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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