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Copies of about fifty papers chiefly relating to English history

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MS. Bodl. 966
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Copies of about fifty papers chiefly relating to English history in the 16th century; a full list is at p. xxi, and is printed in the Old Catalogue of 1697:

  1. P. 3. A Life of Henry v based on that by Titus Livius Forojuliensis, with the latter's preface, and also a preface (p. 1) by the translator, explaining that he has made use of the earl of Ormonde and other authorities, edited by Mr. C. L. Kingsford from this MS. in 1911 as The First English Life of Henry V
  2. P. 93. The Life of cardinal Wolsey, by George Cavendish, with a break at p. 125
  3. P. 193. The Life of sir Thomas More, by William Roper
  4. P. 220. Accounts of the arraignments and trials of the duke of Norfolk, 1571, the earl of Arundel, 1589 (p. 233), sir John Perrot, 1592 (p. 241), sir Walter Raleigh and others, 1603 (p. 253), lord Balmerino, 1609 (p. 257), the earls of Essex and Southampton, 1601 (p. 289), and of Lopez, 1593 (p. 509)
  5. Pp. 268, 273, 319, 495. Papers about Spanish affairs
  6. P. 271. 'The Order of the haldinge of the court of Parliament in Scotland'
  7. Pp. 279, 281. Letters to qu. Elizabeth from the duke of Norfolk, Oct. 10, 1571, and his son the earl of Arundel
  8. P. 315. 'The Execution of Sir Guelly Merrick' and another, 1601, see no. 3337, fols, ii-iii
  9. Pp. 347, 447, 453, 455. Papers relating to Mary queen of Scots
  10. Pp. 259, 351, 487. Papers relating to French affairs
  11. Pp. 356, 369. Coronation papers
  12. P. 375. 'Remembrances of the emperor Charles the fifte for his Sonn', 1548
  13. P. 385. An account of the election of pope Gregory xiv, 1591
  14. P. 421. 'The Instructions of cardinall Sermonetta'
  15. Pp. 430, 436. 'The Christeninge of Queene Elizabeth', in Latin, and of queen Mary, in English, 1516
  16. P. 432. 'The Petition of the Lords for succession' spoken to qu. Elizabeth
  17. P. 437. 'The Order of Seriants feast' at London, Oct. 16, 1555
  18. P. 469. 'Intronizatio Willhelmi Warham archiopiscopi (sic) Cantuariensis', March 9, 150 4/5s
  19. P. 481. 'The Seruice to the Baron Bishopp within the County of Yorke'
  20. P. 515. 'The forme and manner of keepinge of the Parliament of England'
  21. P. 527. 'Whether it be better to suppresse Popish practices... ' [by sir Robert Cotton. Cr.]
  22. P. 544. 'An advise concerning the marriage of Prince Charles', by Thomas Alured
  23. Pp. 355, 523. Miscellanies, on the Order of the Bath, and a list of English law courts

From p. 527 the entries were probably written after the book was bound: pp. 553-end are blank


  • Creation: Written chiefly about A.D. 1610


684 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 966, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 966

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18102


Copies of about fifty papers chiefly relating to English history

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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. 3033

Custodial History

Manuscript 953 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, red morocco with much gold ornament, English work of about A.D. 1610


17 × 11 1/2 in.

Copies of about fifty papers chiefly relating to English history
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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