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'The Life and Raigne of King Henry the VIII'

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MS. Bodl. 910

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'The Life and Raigne of King Henry the VIII, together with ... a generall history of the times. By Edward Ld Herbert Baron of Cherbury and Gastle Island, etc. Anno mdcxxxiix', with dedication to Charles i; entirely in a scribe's hand. Text beg. 'It is not easie to write'.

Prefixed at p. iii is an autograph letter from lord Herbert to Rouse, Bodley's Librarian, stating that he had previously (in 1642) sent to Thomas Master, fellow of New College, this book and MS. e Mus. 131 to be locked in a cabinet and deposited in the Bodleian during the author's lifetime, but that he understood that they had not yet been received: let them be claimed. The letter is dated Jan. 31, 1643/4, so the books probably arrived soon after, though probably not available for public use until lord Herbert's death in 1648.

Dates

  • Written A.D. 1638

Extent

966 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 910, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 910

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18122

Overview

'The Life and Raigne of King Henry the VIII'

Biographical / Historical

King Henry the VIII (1491-1547) was ruler of England from 1509 until 1547.

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. 3074

Custodial History

Manuscript 2909 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The books probably arrived soon after Jan. 31, 1643/4, though probably not available for public use until lord Herbert's death in 1648.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, dark blue calf with gold ornament and a Herbert motto ΑΠΛΑΝΩΣ binding a sheaf of arrows, English work of about 1640

Dimensions

13 7/8 × 9 1/8 in.
Title
'The Life and Raigne of King Henry the VIII'
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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