Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1641 – The history of King Richard the Third

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1641, Late 17th-century copy of Thomas More’s negative biography of Richard III of England, copied from the version edited by John Rastell in the Workes of Sir Thomas More knyght (London, 1557), including side notes and passages supplied by Rastell in translation from Thomas More’s Latin version. Written in England between 1674 and 1694.

Video orientation to Ms. Codex 1641

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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