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The history of the life of the right reverend Reginald Pecock, S.T.P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and Chichester in the reign of K. Henry the VIth, being a sequel of the history of the life of Dr. John Wiclif etc.

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MS. Rawl. C. 413

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"The history of the life of the right reverend Reginald Pecock, S.T.P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and Chichester in the reign of K. Henry the VIth, being a sequel of the history of the life of Dr. John Wiclif [etc.]; written in the year 1725, and now reviewed by John Lewis, A.M., Minister of Mergate, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl of Malton. 1732."

Printed, 8vo. Lond. 1744, and reprinted at the Clarendon Press in 1820.

The greater part of the MS. is in the handwriting of an amanuensis, with additions and corrections by Lewis. At the end are:
  1. A collection of (fifteen) papers and records referred to in the Life;
  2. Glossary of obsolete English words;
  3. Index to the Lives of Wiclif and Pecock.
About twelve leaves have been cut out at the end of chapter ii.

Dates

  • written in 1725 by J. Lewis

Extent

205 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Rawl. C. 413, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Rawl. C. 413

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18554

Abstract

The history of the life of the right reverend Reginald Pecock, S.T.P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and Chichester in the reign of K. Henry the VIth, being a sequel of the history of the life of Dr. John Wiclif [etc.]; written in the year 1725, and reviewed by John Lewis.

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis (1675–1747) was a Church of England clergyman and antiquary.

Custodial History

This volume, together wit.h two others containing the Lives of Wiclif and Fisher, was purchased by Sir Peter Thompson at the sale of Lewis's MSS. for £6 16s 6d.; and appears (from the prefatory notice in the Clarendon edition) to have been obtained by the Delegates of the University Press from Mr. W. Clarke, a London bookseller, at the same time as the Life of Wiclif, which had been bought by him at the sale of Sir P. Thompson's library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1827 the volume was transferred to the Bodleian Library at the price of £8 8s.

Physical Facet

On paper
Title
The history of the life of the right reverend Reginald Pecock, S.T.P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and Chichester in the reign of K. Henry the VIth, being a sequel of the history of the life of Dr. John Wiclif etc.
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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