Figure 8 Tabulae Humfridi Ducis Glowcestriae (British Museum, MS Arundel 660
was very interested in the magic arts generally, bequeathed his library as the basis of what is now the Bodleian collection at Oxford, a notable repository of many magical and geomantic manuscripts. Less fortunately, in 1441 his wife Eleanor Cobham was accused, along with other members of the Duke's entourage, of attempting to kill Henry VI by sorcery and witchcraft. In the event, she was banished to perpetual imprisonment on the Isle of Man, while her husband survived the scandal to endow 'Duke Humphrey's library' with other examples of early geomantiae.
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