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'Liber priuilegiorum uniuersitatis Oxoniensis'

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MS. Bodl. 906
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'Liber priuilegiorum uniuersitatis Oxoniensis ... a tempore regis Henrici Tertii, Ac ... terminando videlicet in anno Domini 1592', with a prefatory note by Robert Hare the compiler, a preface by him, Apr. 1, 1592, and an 'Index rubricarum omnium priuilegiorum ...' (

Hare collected papal bulls, royal charters, acts of Parliament, Letters patent and the like, and arranged them in chronological order. The exemplar archetypum, beautifully illuminated, is in the Archives of the University: this appears to be a less ornate contemporary copy, see MS. Rawl. Q. c. 12.

In the last line, read 1655 not 1653.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1592 at Oxford


210 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 906, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 906

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18013


'Liber priuilegiorum uniuersitatis Oxoniensis'

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. 2873

Custodial History

Manuscript 452 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The MS. appears to have come to the Library in 1603, 1604, or the first half of 1605. The Parliamentary Visitors of 1647 borrowed this MS. from the Library (Macray's Annals of the Bodleian, 2nd ed. (1890), p. 105): it was reclaimed from the Archives in 1653.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with ornamental capitals in pen-and-ink; binding, brown stamped leather, with brass bosses, corner-pieces and clasps, contemporary Oxford work, with the 'G. K.' roll


14 3/8 × 10 3/4 in.

'Liber priuilegiorum uniuersitatis Oxoniensis'
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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