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

MS. Ashmole 46

Summary Catalogue no.: 6930


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Miniature (badly defaced), fine borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 895, pl. LXXXVI)

fol. 1r, miniature, John Lydgate kneels before Henry VI.

Borders (upper, left and lower margins) made of gold, pink and blue bars, decorated with sprays of foliage and gold disks, on fols. 1r, 4v and 97r.


Origin: after 1461 ; English, Bury St. Edmunds (?)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.