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Works by sir Thomas More

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MS. Bodl. 431
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Works by sir Thomas More (d. 1535):

  1. Fol. 1. An unfinished treatise upon the Passion of Christ, composed in 1534, here without general title: beg. 'The firste poynte of the falle of Aungelles. The gloriouse blessed Trynytie': ends 'the spyrytuall socyetie of Saynctes'.
  2. Fol. 138. 'To receaue the blessed Bodie of oure Lorde sacramentally and vertually bothe': beg. 'They receaue the blessed Bodie'.
  3. Fol. 148. 'Neomenia', an English note on the word: ends 'thus moche is perplex ynoughe. From Wilsdon this present sondaye, By your lover Thomas Moore knight'.
  4. Fol. 150. 'De tristitia, tedio, pauore, et oratione Christi ante captionem eius ...': beg. 'Hæc quum dixisset Ihesus ... Tot sancta verba': ends 'manus iniectas in Ihesum', with an added note of about A.D. 1600. 'Finit hîc D. Mori scriptum Latinum in Passionem Domini'.
  5. The ornamented capitals on foll. 1, 39, 64, 88, 138 bear 'm. reginæ', 'vivat regina maria', etc., showing that they were made in queen Mary's reign.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1555


234 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 431, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 431

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17960


Works by sir Thomas More

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was a Knight, Lord Chancellor of England in 1529 under Henry VIII, and an author.

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. 2368

Custodial History

Manuscript 650 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume appears to represent the 'Anonymi sermo de Passione MSS', a folio volume which came to the Library between 1605 and 1611.

Physical Facet

On paper, with some pen-and-ink ornamental capitals


12 1/8 × 8 1/8 in.

Works by sir Thomas More
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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