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MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WOMEN

Part 1: Manuscripts from the British Library, London

Contents of Reels

REEL 1

Sappho

Pap 739 Portion of an ode. 3rd century.

Christine de Pisan

Add 15641 Le Livre des Troys Vertus [Raison, Droiture, et Justice] à l'enseignement des Dames. 15th century.

Add 17446 Collection of French Poems. 15th century.

Add 20698 Dutch version of the Cité des Dames. 15th century.

REEL 2

Christine de Pisan

Add 31841 Le Livre des Trois Vertus. 15th century.

Harl 4410 Corps de Policie. 17th century.

Harl 4431 Assorted works of Christine de Pisan. ??????CCC


REEL 3

Christine de Pisan

Harl 4605 Des fais d’Armes. 15th century.

Royal 14 E ii Chemin de Vaillance and other works including Le Traitte Othea. ????????CCCCCC

REEL 4

Christine de Pisan

Royal 15 E vi Poems and romances in French including Le Livre des Fais Darmes et de Chevalerie.
15th century.

REEL 5

Christine de Pisan

Royal 17 E iv Ovid’s Metamorphoses moralized, with other works in French, including Epistle of Othea to Hector. ??????CCCCCC

Royal 18 B xxii The Boke of Noblesse. Includes considerable passages translated from Faits d’Armes et de Chevalerie. ?????CCCCC

Royal 19 A xix Le Livre de la Cité des Dames. 15th century.

REEL 6

Christine de Pisan

Royal 19 B xviii Le Livre dez Faiz Darmes at de Chevallerie. 15th century. Marie de France

Cotton Cal A ii A collection of old English poems or Lays including The Nightingale translated from the Lay de Laustic. ????CCCC

Cotton Vesp B xiv Le lay de Launval Chevalier de Arthur roy de Bretagne and other works. ????CCCC

Harl 978 A collection of Lays. ???CCCCCC

REEL 7

Julian of Norwich

Sloane 2499 Sixteen revelations of Divine Love. 17th century.

Sloane 3705 Sixteen “Revelations of the unutterable love of God in Jesus Christ.” 17th century.

Add 37790 12 English translations of theological works, including Sixteen revelations of Divine Love.
???????? century.

REEL 8

Bridget of Sweden

Cotton Julius F ii The Revelations of S Bridget. 15th century.

Jane/Joan Lumley

Add 35324 Drawings of funeral processions. 17th century.


REEL 8

Jane Lumley

Royal 14 B iii Roll of moral maxims. 16th century.

Royal 12 E ii Astrological charts dedicated to [Jane], Lady Lumley, as a new year’s gift 1569.

Royal 15 A ix Translations by Joan, Lady Lumley of Isocrates and Euripedes. ????CCCC

Royal 17 A xxii Metrical version of the seven penitential Psalms. 16th century.

REEL 9

Margaret Hoby

Egerton 2614 The Diary of Lady Margaret Hoby. 1599-1605.

Margery Kempe

Add 61823 The Book of Margery Kempe. c1440.

Rose Throckmorton

Add 43827 A & B Narrative of Mrs Throckmorton. c1610.

Add 45027 Certaine old stories recorded by an aged gentlewoman to be perused by her children and posterity. c1610.

REEL 10

Queen Mary Psalter

Royal 2 B vii Psalter in Latin. 14th century.

Katherine Aston

Add 36452 Correspondence of the Aston Family, 1613-1703.

REEL 11

Katherine Austen

Add 4454 Essays, meditations, and memoranda, 1664-1668.

Jane Barker

Add 21621 A collection of poems. 17th/18th century.

Devonshire Mss

Add 17492 Poems. 16th century.

Lettice Cary

Add 45388 John Duncon, Account of the Life and Death of Lettice Cary. 17th century.

Grace Cary

Egerton 1044 England’s Forewarninge, or a relation of true, strange and wonderful visions and prophetical revelations .... shewed foure or five yeeres since to Mrs Grace Cary, of Bristoll. 1644.

Elizabeth Jocelyn

Add 4378 The Mother’s Legacie to her Unborne Childe. c1622.

REEL 12

Mary Clarcke

Harl 1860 Translations from Eusebius. 16th century

REEL 13

Katherine Parr

Add 24965 Letterbook of Thomas Dacre, including letters by or relating to Mary Queen of Scots, Katherine Parr and Maud Parr. 1523, 1524.

REEL 14

Margaret Roper/More

Royal 17 D xiv Transcripts of works and letters of Sir Thomas More and family. c1550-1557.

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