MS. Bodl. 623
Summary Catalogue no.: 2157
Preceded and followed by calendarial tables and diagrams (cf. fol. 34), partly dated 1465, cf. fols. 16v, 38: at fol. 1v is a graded list of festivals, and at fol. 2 is a list of 'dies in quibus parochiani tenentur & obligantur offerree[sic] secundum vsum ⟨et⟩ constitucionem Londonie per annum'. The calendar contains an 'Obitus Johannis Hide' on Oct. 10 in the original hand, and an added 'Obitus Johannis Wark' on April 26. Other calendarial matter is at fol. 98v.
On fol. 16 is a Latin indulgence by Thomas Spofford bishop of Hereford (d. abt. 1450).
A collection of Vaticinia or prophecies about English history, such as (fols. 22, 23, 83, 84v, 95) Merlin: (fols. 24v, 78v, 94) Bede: (fols. 22, 25v) Edward the Confessor: (fol. 35) an Italian Sibyl: (fol. 36v) a list of 24 vaticinia, which occupy foll. 75–97, such as John of Bridlington (fol. 77), Gildas (fol. 86), 'Robertus scriba, doctor Bridlington' (fol. 91v), 'Versus ... editi de magistro Donakamen [?]' (fol. 93).
A chronology of the world from the Creation to 1464, Britain coming in with Brutus: there are notes of dates of prophecies: from 1315 there are notes of public facts in London and elsewhere, such as 1437 'Pons Londonie cadens in Temisia', 1445 'Poule stepul a fiere'. At 1453 is 'Alicia nupta Johanni Niccolle': the last (added) entry is at 1470.
An argument for the claim of the king of England to be king also of France
Some English is on fols. 97v, 98, and elsewhere
Theological notes at fols. 33v, 99v, etc.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Description revised to include all information in Summary Catalogue.