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

MS. Tanner 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 9830


Bede, Historia ecclesiastica
Language(s): Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 22, pl. II)


Origin: 10th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Thorney, Cambridgeshire, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Botolph (?) : Former binding leaves are from a mortuary roll of William abbot of Thorney (now Tanner 10*), cf. Royal 15 A.x. (MLGB3: evidence from binding or elements of a binding typical of a particular library, or pastedowns bearing evidence of provenance).

Thomas Tanner, 1674–1735

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1735.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (A. Hackman, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars quarta codices viri admodum reverendi Thomæ Tanneri, S.T.P., episcopi Asaphensis, complectens, Quarto Catalogues IV, repr. 1966, with corrections, from the ed. of 1860). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.