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

MS. Bodl. 546

Summary Catalogue no.: 2285


Edward, duke of York, The Master of Game
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Good miniatures and drawings. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 923, pl. LXXXVIII)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Made for 'mon seigneur daudeley', i. e. (probably) James Touchet lord Audley (d. 1459) and bears his (full-page) arms, supporters, etc., coloured on fol. 1. His son John lord Audley (d. 1490) has written his name on several pages, and 'Jhon Merdeley' has written some verses (15th cent.) on fol. 5.

Owned by 'John Alforde' in the 16th cent.

Probably received by the Library between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (11 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-05: Add provenance information from S.C.