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

MS. Bodl. 569

Summary Catalogue no.: 2311


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 457, pl. XXXVII)


Origin: c. 1100 ; French, Normandy

Provenance and Acquisition

St Albans, Hertfordshire, Benedictine abbey of St Alban: 'Hic est liber sancti Albani quem qui ...' (fol. 1r), in red. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Hic est liber Sancti Albani, quem qui ei abstulerit uel aliquam fraudem inde fecerit anathema sit. Amen', early 13th cent., as is the list of contents on fol. vii v: a late 13th cent. list is on fol. 1.

Presented by sir George More in 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.