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

MS. Digby 201

Summary Catalogue no.: 1802


Language(s): Latin

Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon

With continuation to 1451, incorporating:

'Monk of Evesham', Vita Ricardi secundi Variant version no. 4: Trevor Russell Smith, 'Authorship and Further Manuscripts of the Gesta regis Ricardi secundi and Vita Ricardi secundi', Notes and Queries n.s. 67 (2020), 475-480

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good penwork border, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1052)


Origin: 15th century (after 1451) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.