First page of the first Chapter Book


The first page of the first Chapter BookThe first page of the first Chapter Book (D&C i.b.1) includes a list of "what everie scholler ought to have before he enter into the house".

The first requirement is a tutor! It was the student's responsibility to come to an arrangement with a tutor before he arrived in Oxford; in fact, it was often one of the tutors who put forward a potential student's name to the Dean and Chapter.

The student also needed a copy of the Psalter in Leo Judas's translation into Latin, and "honest" apparel. He would be expected to know his Catechism, and the Grace said before meals. Last, but by no means least, a student must take an oath to the king.

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