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

MS. Bodl. 956

Summary Catalogue no.: 27607


Chronicle from the Creation to 1292
Language(s): Latin
Chronicle of popes to 1316
Language(s): Latin
Chronicle of England from 349 to 1388
Language(s): Latin
Notes on the archbishops of Canterbury, to 1333
Language(s): Latin
Notes on the bishops of Lichfield, to 1347
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 15th century, early ; English, Lichfield (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Lichfield, Staffordshire, Cathedral church of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad: 'De dono magistri Thome Chestrefeld canonici residenciarii huius ecclesie et prebendarii de Tewyn in eadem.' Thomas Chesterfield, prebendary 1425–52. (Cf. BL Cotton Cleopatra D.ix arts. 1–3, 5, 6.) (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

lxxxxviiij, Dr. Sneyde (s. xvi). Abednego Seller gave the book to the Bodleian, 30 July 1705. (MLGB3)

Record Sources


Last Substantive Revision

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