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

MS. e Mus. 93

Summary Catalogue no.: 3632


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 12th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Battle, Sussex, Benedictine abbey of St Martin: catalogue, CBMLC B9.9 (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Brecon, Brecknockshire, Benedictine priory of St John the Evangelist: Hereford P.v.1 and Bodl. e Mus. 93 formed one volume, earlier probably at Battle (above). Sir John Prise found it 'in Brechonia Demetarum . . . urbe . . . ex coenobio Monachorum, quod ibidem erat Benedictini, quem vocant, ordine desumptum' (J. Prise, Historiae Brytanniae Defensio, 1573, p. 114). (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Sir John Prise (d. 1555). e Mus. 93 belonged to Silas Taylor in 1658, for whose dealings with Hereford library see Wood, Athenae, 3. 1175. It formed part of the Hereford MS in s. xvi (see Cambridge, CCC MS 101, pp. 132-133). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.


This manuscript is on loan for the exhibition Die Normannen / The Normans (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim) from 18 Sept. 2022 to 26 Feb. 2023. It cannot be ordered between those dates or for a short period before and after.


Last Substantive Revision

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

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