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The Glastonbury Chronicle of Johannes Glastoniensis

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MS. Bodl. 854
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The Glastonbury Chronicle of Johannes Glastoniensis, in Latin, with the prologue (p. 4) and historiola 'de antiquitate vetuste ecclesie beate Marie Glastoniensis' (p. 1). Some words and sentences, especially on pp. 375-431 are ineffectively deleted by some one who objected to the name and deeds of popes: and some leaves are wanting at the end, the text ending with 'diocesano episcopo vt' (Hearne's ed., i. 242).

The treatise was edited by Hearne from other MSS. in 1726, but he prints some notes on this MS. by Gerard Langbaine at vol. i, p. lix.


  • Creation: Written in the 16th century in England


536 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 854, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 854

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17998


The Glastonbury Chronicle of Johannes Glastoniensis

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2613

Custodial History

Manuscript 703 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Johannes Paine est verus possessor huius libri', 16th cent.: 'Donum Edwardj Bisse Wellensis', sir Thomas Bodley's note: the gift was about 1610.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

The Glastonbury Chronicle of Johannes Glastoniensis
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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