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

MS. Douce 363

Summary Catalogue no.: 21938


Literary miscellanies
Language(s): English
George Cavendish, Life of Wolsey
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Written and partly drawn (?) by Stephen Batman (d. 1584) who signs 'S.B.' with the dates 1578, fol. 93, and 1580, fol. 140.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1200:

Good miniatures (coloured and other drawings)

Good borders.

Good arms.

Good map.

Good initials.


Origin: c. 1578–1580 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)

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.