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Polychronicon, etc. — Pleshey, Essex. Collegiate church of the Holy Trinity.

Provenance: Pleshey, Essex. Collegiate church of the Holy Trinity.
Location: Bodleian Library , Oxford
Shelfmark: Bodley 316
Author/Title: Polychronicon, etc.
Type of evidence: e: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution
Notes on evidence:

'Orate pro Thoma duce Glouc' qui me dedit huic Cantarie siue Collegie Sancte Trinitatis infra Castrum de Plecy' (fol. 2r).

Visible in the inventory of 1527.

Date: c. AD 1388
Medieval Catalogue: SC283.22

Further details of medieval catalogue: SC283. SECULAR INSTITUTIONS: Secular Colleges: Pleshey: Inventory of goods, 10 January 1528

Thomas Woodstock, earl of Buckingham and duke of Gloucester (1355–1397), by whom presented to his college at Pleshey.


Originally part of one volume with BL Harley 3634 fols. 137–163. This latter contains Thomas Walsingham's 'Scandalous Chronicle', inimical to the duke of Lancaster; it was expurgated before the duke of Gloucester took the Bodley portion to give to his college. It belongs to a group of four manuscripts produced by the same professional, probably in Norwich, using stock patterns, the others being BnF lat. 4922 (q.v., under Norwich, Cathedral Priory), CUL Ii. 2. 24, Royal 14 C.ix. See further Willoughby, Collegiate Churches, pp. 388–9, 394–5.