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

MS. Laud Misc. 658

Summary Catalogue no.: 1176


The Three Kings of Cologne. (English tr. of John of Hildesheim, Historia trium regum)
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 936, pl. LXXXIX:

Good miniature (defaced).

Good border.

Good initial.


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Andrew Cook, vicar of Mundon, Essex, from 1604 until his death in 1633: Ogilvie-Thomson, S. J., Index of Middle English prose, 18 vols (Cambridge, 1984– ), Handlist XVI, pp. 14–15).

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.