A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 101

Summary Catalogue no.: 1948

Physical Description

Composite: four parts
Form: codex
Extent: ii + 75 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 6.625 in.

Accompanying Material

Fols. 71-2 are two (folded) parts of a computus roll apparently of a religious house at Canterbury, perhaps of 1448 (fol. 72v), in Latin.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently received by the Bodleian in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 101 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Chronicle of England to 1377
Incipit: Noe fuerunt tres filij
(fol. 12)
Rubric: De dedicacione ecclesie Westmonasteriensis per beatum Petrum apostolum ... nocte Dominica xjo Kalendas Aprilis anno Domini vjc iiijto'
Incipit: Tempore quo rex Adelbertus

Cf. The History of Westminster Abbey by John Flete, ed. J. Armitage Robinson (1909), p. 3.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 101 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 17bv)

'Sancte Dunstane ora pro' in a 15th cent. hand.

1. (fol. 18)
Chronicle of England 1066-1327
Rubric: Cronica Anglie
Incipit: Willelmus Bastard filius Roberti Guyscard rexit Angliam
2. (fol. 19)
Chronicle of England 1307-1321 (Gesta Edwardi de Caernarvon)
Rubric: Incipiunt Gesta Edwardi regis Anglie dicti de Carneruan
Incipit: (preface) (fol. 18v) Autoritatis & industrie magne fuit
Incipit: Quamuis in hac vita
Explicit: articulos subsequentes

This is the first part of a larger work by a canon of Bridlington, which is found in two 17th century transcripts from lost MSS.: see Chronicles of Edw. i and ii (Rolls Series), vol. ii (1883).

3. (fol. 32)
Chronicle of England 1274-1367
Rubric: De gestis Anglorum regum Gallicorum & Scotorum bellis & alijs infinitis miserijs
Incipit: Anno gracie Mmo cc° lxxiiijto Coronacio Edwardi regis

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English

MS. Bodl. 101 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 36)
Chronicle of England to 1347
Incipit: In principio creauit Deus celum & terram, id est celum empireum
Rubric: (fol. 47v) Incipiunt Cronice a Natiuitate Christi compendiose edite

With notes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

MS. Bodl. 101 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 57)
Chronicle of England, Brutus-1377
Rubric: De Anglia id est Britannia maiore a Bruto dicta. Tabula omnium regum ... de gente Britonum Romanorum Danorum & Normannorum
Incipit: Anglia que quondam a Bruto Britannia est vocata
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-03: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.