Bollandist Library, Brussels

MS 544

Copy, in two hands, 87 quarto leaves (including blanks), in modern leather. c.1600.

MrT 88: Sir Thomas More, William Roper's Life of Sir Thomas More

Inscribed (f. 9r) ‘Tho Bushell’: i.e. presumably Thomas Bushell (before 1600-1674), mining entrepreneur, mint master, and protégé of Francis Bacon. Owned in 1866 by Edmund Waterton, FSA (1830-87), of Walton, Yorkshire, allegedly a descendant of Sir Thomas More.

This MS collated in Hitchcock and briefly described, pp. xix-xx.

First published in London, 1626. Edited, as The Lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte, written by William Roper Esquire, by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock (EETS, London, 1935).