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Bohemian Protest

 Fonds — Box: Coll-1698
Identifier: Coll-1698

Scope and Contents

Vellum document surrounded by the seals of the Bohemian nobility in protest at Hus’ treatment at the hands of the Council of Constance.
Seals as follows:
Left-hand side:
Zigismundus De Mileszoniz
Wenczeslaus De Ostro
Bonslaus De Kozle
Johannes De Onssow
Theodoricus De Studeny
Johannes De Studeny
Alsico De Martimez
Mladota De Debrawoda
Milota De Bohdancze
Mickziko De Hnorka
Wikerz De Tamsowicz
Wenczeslaus De Subislaw
Erasmus De Otrocziez
Leonardus Kneuyocyriez
Bohunco De Berowicz
Belech De Dilcowicz
Johannes De Dilcowicz
Wickou De Zhorz
Mlynek De Dedinypannyr
Wilhelmus De Sutiez
Mathias De Sutiez
Odolenus De Slupna
Bottom:

Jaresius De Prossecz
Dirisius De Pertolizicz
Laurentius De Bohdonere
Johannes De Prossecz
Perkmacz De Ostrow
Boznecho De Ostrow.
Johannes De Zbraslawniz
Smylo De Swabynaw
Johannes De Tunowyod
Petrus De Kssil
Albertus De Velechow
Theodoricus De Lhoticz
Przicdbor De Sperzicz
Ousso De Kamenicz
Henricus De Lestyna
Wenczislaus De Dobrowicow
Marsiko De Skala
Roprecht De Okruhlicz
Wicko De Zehnssicz
Johannes De Zynyan
Bohunco De Prossecz
Lowa De Biky
Przicho De Zynyan
Marquardus De Koycowicz
Wenceslaus De Zwierzicz
Nicolaus De Pohleyd
Petrus De Pohleyd
Wenczeslaus De Polna
Johannes De Lestowicz
Henricus De Tzachowicz
Mikra De Petrowicz
Marquardus De Lhoticz
Wenceslaus De Lhoticz
Marsiko De Alberowicz
Pesiko De Alberowicz
Chyna Cosieticz
Petrus De Mileryn
Slawco De Comorowicz
Nicolaus De Ginzicz
Johannes De Bystry
Nicolaus De Trziebelicz
Johannes De Polna
Benessius De Wlaczicz
Nicolaus De Wlaczicz
Petrus De Wyczar.
StepHanus De Wiczap
Hamsko De Byestwyna
Johannes De Ostrozna
Hertwiko De Spatzicz
Martinus De Dassiez
Chawlko De Rostowicz
Right-hand side:

Baczio De Widor
Lidherus De Heoreck
Wikl De Semytiess
Johannes De Suchotlost
Proczco De Chorziow
Albertus De Sebestianycz
Johannes De Zeznancze
Ulricus De Debrowicow
Zdicha De Lhota
Mathias De Chaystowicz
Wilhelmus De Ostrow
Johannes De Buzewsy
Johannes De Wrbka
Jost De Zhorzie
Brumo De Biela
Bartiholo De Dobrawoda
Zdenco De Prziendylowicz
Martinus De Zdeslawicz
Zawisius De Zdeslawicz
Petrus De Brloh
Zdyslaw De Dobrawoda
Chyna De Pawlow
Przicdbor De Lhoticz
Kimess De Pawlow
Henricus De Dobroirice

Dates

  • 1415

Biographical / Historical

This is the last surviving copy of the famous protest of the Bohemian nobles against the burning of the religious reformer Jan Hus in 1415. It was acquired by theologian William Guild (1586-1657) while he was on the continent during the British civil wars. It was for many years on display at the University of Edinburgh and came to be seen as an icon of religious freedom – anticipating the Protestant reformation. It was perhaps the first star exhibit at the University.

Extent

1 document

Custodial History

It was acquired by theologian William Guild (1586-1657) while he was on the continent during the British civil wars, and subsequently bequeathed to the University of Edinburgh.

Materials Specific Details

The manuscript was written on vellum and the weight of the 100 wax seals makes it very fragile.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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