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

MS. Lyell 33


Genealogical chronicle of Kings of England from Adam to Edward IV.
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


On fol. 1v is an initial in plum red and blue on a gold ground infilled with scrolled acanthus leaves and joined to borders of foliage along the top and left sides. There is also a smaller initial in gold on a plum red and blue ground, and, in the middle of the page, in a roundel formed of concentric circles of blue, gold, and red, a miniature of Adam and Eve being tempted by the serpent. Other initials are gold flourished in brown or blue in red. (P&A iii. 1072, pl. XCIX)


Origin: c. 1469-1470 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-06-15: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'