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

MS. Laud Misc. 529

Summary Catalogue no.: 1510


Language(s): Latin

Ranulph Higden, Polichronicon

With additional passages probably from an Evesham chronicle: J. H. Denton, 'The Crisis of 1297 from the Evesham Chronicle', English Historical Review , 93 (1978), 560-579 (printing fols. 82v-89r)

With continuation (fols. 122v-184v) to 1390, incorporating:

2. (fols. 150r–184v)
'Monk of Evesham', Vita Ricardi secundi 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
Extent: 184 leaves, quarto


15th-century English binding, blind-tooled in calf, by the 'Scales' binder; on the back cover 'C' enclosing a tun (rebus for Seton (?)); N. Barker, 'A register of writs and the Scales binder', The Book Collector 21 (1972), 227-244, 356-79, no. 2 (p. 371).


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Seton' (?) (binding)

William Laud, 1573–1645, by 1633.

Part of his first donation to the Bodleian, 1637.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Nov. 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Digital Images

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

Last Substantive Revision

2022-11: Revised to incorporate fuller information in Quarto catalogue, with reference to published literature as cited.