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'A dutifull defence of the lawfull Regiment of Weomen'

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MS. Bodl. 903
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'A dutifull defence of the lawfull Regiment of Weomen deuided into three bookes ...', addressed to the Queen in a long preface, corrected and supplied with references by the author, 'H. Hwward' (i. e. Henry Howard, afterwards earl of Northampton, (d. 1614) and given by him, as an autograph Latin poem shows, to a Stanhope, whose arms are fol. 1v. The second book begins at fol. 98, and the third at fol. 119v.


  • Creation: Written late in the 16th century


177 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 903, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 903

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18080


'A dutifull defence of the lawfull Regiment of Weomen'

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. 2953

Custodial History

Manuscript 1018 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Ralph Radcliffe, town clerk of Oxford in 1621.

Physical Facet

On paper, bound in (faded) purple velvet, contemporary English work


13 1/8 × 9 1/8 in.

'A dutifull defence of the lawfull Regiment of Weomen'
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