A manuscript copy of the 'Libelle of Englyshe Polycye' made up of 24 folios of an imperfect mid sixteenth-century manuscript, plus 3 folios (ff. 3, 6-7) added later in the same century, on which omissions are supplied by two hands from two other manuscripts. Other omissions are supplied, in the hand responsible for the contents of folio 3, on folio 2 (originally blank) and on pieces of paper attached to the foot of folios 23 and 24.
The copy is covered is soft parchment, cut from an ecclesiastical document of 1505. On the last folio is a note in an unknown seventeenth-century hand, 'Presented to ye L. Archb. Chicheley by John Lidgate, anno domini 1436'. The truth of this statement is highly unlikely. However, it draws attention to the fact that this manuscript, unlike the established text, gives the name of Archbishop Chichele as one of the three members of council to whom the work was submitted.