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

MS. Eng. hist. b. 192/1-2

Summary Catalogue no.: 39642–3


Accounts relating to the king's works

Two guardbooks containing leaves of accounts, or photostats of such leaves, relating to the king's works in the time of Henry VIII, taken from 16th-century bindings executed in Oxford of books and manuscripts in various collections. Some of the leaves are signed by Thomas Heritage and Thomas Gunnar and many are countersigned by David Marten, comptroller of the king's works.

Further leaves are in MSS. Eng. hist. c.51, fols. 80, 81 and Lat. misc. b. 17, no.163, and in [pr. bk] Vet E. 1, b. 6, 7.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: (/1) ii+ 78 leaves (/2) in progress


Origin: 16th century, first half (temp. Henry VIII) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from volumes in the Library or given by the owners of the books in which the leaves were found, 1943–58

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.