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

MS. Bodl. 505

Summary Catalogue no.: 2676


The Chastising of God's Children
Language(s): Middle English
The Mirror of Simple Souls (translation by 'M.N.' of Margarita Porete, Speculum simplicium animarum)
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1071:

Good borders.

Good initials.


White leather on boards, early 16th cent. English work.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter (before 1469 (?)) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

London, Charterhouse of the Salutation of St Mary the Virgin: "Liber domus Salutacionis Matris Dei ordinis Cart' prope London per Edmundum Storour eiusdem loci monachum" (s. xv ex.). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Given by Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.