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

MS. Cherry 36

Summary Catalogue no.: 9810


Elizabeth I, The Glass of the Sinful Soul

Translation of Marguerite d'Angoulême, queen of Navarre, Miroir de l'ame pechereuse; written in 1544

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 1544 ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding)
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    M. Shell, Elizabeth's glass : with "The glass of the Sinful Soul" (1544) by Elizabeth I, and "Epistle dedicatory" & "Conclusion" (1548) by John Bale (1993) [edition and facsimile]

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.