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MS. Bodl. 506

Summary Catalogue no.: 2170


⟨Richard Rede (?)⟩ , Noua cronica de gestis Anglorum regum
Rubric: Noua cronica de gestis Anglorum regum a Brittonibus ad annum xiiij regis Henrici sexti
Incipit: Britannia que nunc Anglia dicitur primitus vocabatur Albion

In the account of king Alfred occurs 'scolas publicas variarum arcium apud Oxoniam primus instituit, quam urbem in multis articulis priuilegiauit et clericis ibidem magnam partem substancie sue dedit'. (fol. 42v). The last words are 'postmodum domino pape vt dicitur deferebat et cetera. Et finitur xix die Augusti', shortly after an account of the death of James I of Scotland in 1436/7. On fol. iv is an account of England as divided into five kingdoms, and on fols. v, viii v, 107 are some chronological notes of the 15th cent.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: viii + 108 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.5 × 6 in.


Text injured on fols. 97–107 at upper inner corner.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Probably acquired between 1613 and 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (July 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional identification of the text.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-23: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.