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A collection of papers chiefly relating to the claim of the king of England over France

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MS. Bodl. 885

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A collection of papers chiefly relating to the claim of the king of England over France, written in various hands of the 15th and 16th centuries. The first is 'Argumenta facta pro successione Regis Anglie ad regnum Francie'. In some cases there are here copied Latin pieces which in no. 2951 are translated into English. Fol. ii is injured; fol. 5b is a fragment only; a note at fol. 38 is stated to be in Camden's hand; fols. 78-9 are in French.

Dates

  • Written in the 15th-16th century

Extent

102 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 885, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 885

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18077

Overview

A collection of papers chiefly relating to the claim of the king of England over France

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. 2952

Custodial History

A note of 1605 on fol. 99 by sir Peter Manwood states that this volume belonged to his father and was newly bound in that year; 'itt is the beste booke I have'. A pricked design is on fol. 99.

Manuscript 952 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by sir Peter Manwood in 1620: see MS. Bodl 710..

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment, binding, brown leather with gold ornament, English work of 1605

Dimensions

11 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
A collection of papers chiefly relating to the claim of the king of England over France
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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