The Digby Conversion of Saint Paul

late fifteenth century English play

The Digby Conversion of Saint Paul (or The Conuersyon of Seynt Paule) is a Middle English miracle play. It was made in the late fifteenth century. The play was written in rhyme royal. It is about the conversion of Paul the Apostle.[1] It is part of a collection of mystery plays that was given to the Bodleian Library by Sir Kenelm Digby in 1634.

Opening page of the Conversion of Saint Paul (Bodleian Library, MS Digby 133, folio 37r)


  1. Ancient Mysteries from the Digby Manuscripts edited by Thomas Sharp, printed for the Abbotsford Club by the Edinburgh Printing Company, 1835