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

MS. Digby 211

Summary Catalogue no.: 1812


Bede, Historia ecclesiastica
Language(s): Latin and Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 308)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Waltham, Essex, Augustinian abbey of Holy Cross: 'Lij. al. supp[rioris]' (s. xiv). 'Liber Sancte Crucis de Waltham' on fol. 1v, formerly pastedown, (s. xii–xiii). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

T. Allen. Cf. Plummmer, Bedae Op. Hist., 1. cxxiv. (MLGB3)

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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