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A battle scene near a sea coast

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 13 (R)
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A battle scene near a sea coast, depicted with much detail at three successive stages: identified by prof. Oman as a series of pictures of the battle of Pinkie near Musselburgh, won by the English over the Scots (who were driven back, as here shown, into Edinburgh) on Sept. 10, 1547.

In two places Sella (or Silla) and Vinsto (or Vmsto) are written. 'John Ramsey gentyll mane with out mony. Symon Peter' is scribbled (17th cent.).


  • Creation: Drawn perhaps about A.D. 1550


1 roll

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 13 (R), fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 13 (R)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20382


A battle scene near a sea coast

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. V, no. 30492

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Gough room in 1889, and referenced in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper

Physical Facet

slightly coloured


A roll of 7 pieces, 8 ft. 4 1/4 in. × 1 ft., in a cardboard box 13 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 2 3/4 in.

A battle scene near a sea coast
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom