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Chronicles, Various(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronica varia
Codicology:Vellum, 300 x 215 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.8 x 8.25 in.), ff. 106 + 3, double columns of 43 and 54 lines. Cent. xiv, in a very rough but clear hand.
Collation: 1 flyleaf: 1 quire gone, 210 38 48 510 612 714 (10 canc.) 8 (two) 912 (wants 9) | 106 | 114 124 138 144 (+ 1 after 1st and 1 after 4th) 156.
Additions:On the flyleaf (f. ir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is a table made for Parker, at the end is: “Robertus Recorde erat qui notauit hunc librum characteribus Saxonicis” . This alludes to various extracts from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle written in a neat xvith century hand on the margins of the earlier leaves. Recorde was Fellow of All Souls' in 1531, M.D. Cambridge 1545, d. 1558.
Provenance:The book seems to be from Norwich: see later. It seems to be mentioned in Bale, Index, p. 94, s.v. Gildas. Many references to Recorde's “Museum” occur in the Index.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + 1-97 + 97a-d + 98-100 + 100a + 101-106 + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-63v
Epitome of the history of Britain from the birth of Christ to the year 1255 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Alexandri Essebiensis epitome historiae Britanniae a Christo nato ad annum 1255 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Ad initium hujus historiae desunt fol. 10(Content authored by Nasmith)
Ten leaves are missing. Parker's paging begins with 21
Text begins
1r
Rubric:
Anno gracie 75
1r
Incipit:
Rex pictorum rodricus de sithia ueniens in aquilonalem britannie partem
Ends in 1257
63v
Explicit:
Ricardus frater regis henrici ... solenniter aquis grani coronatur
“Apparently an abridgment of Matt. Paris ... There does not seem to be anything in the piece that gives authority for assigning it to Alexander of Esseby.” Hardy III 145
2.
64r-70r
Roger of Howden, Chronica (excerpts 1066-1201)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Excerptiones de chronicis Rogeri Hoveden ab anno 1066 ab annum 1201 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Begins
64r
Rubric:
1077. haraldus
64r
(147)
Incipit:
Rex norwegie haraldus cum plus quam 500 nauibus
Ends with a letter of Christ recited by Abbot Eustace (of Fleix) in 1201
70r
Explicit:
ut fere deuorabunt. Et cetera nonnulla de eodem scripto retulit palam Abbas ille
70r
Rubric:
Explicit excerpciones de cronicis Rogeri de houedene
Mentioned by Stubbs, Hoveden I lxxxiv, Hardy III 15
3.
70r-71v
Letters between masters of the University of Paris and Popes John XXII and Benedict XII concerning the status of the soul after death, A. D. 1333 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistolae inter Parisienses doctores ad mandatum Philippi regis Francorum, et Ioannem XXII, et Benedictum XII. papas de statu animarum post mortem A. D. 1333 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Added later by the original scribe
a.
70r
(157)
Johanni ... Petrus patriarcha Ierosol. etc.
b.
70v
Johannes. Ne super hiis que de animabus
c.
71r
Benedictus. Benedictus deus in donis suis
4.
71v-71v
Charter of Richard I concerning the renunciation of the homage of the King of Scotland (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Carta Ricardi I. de renuntiatione homagii regis Scotiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
Added later by the original scribe
Mutilated by loss of leaf
5.
72r-72r
Chronological and historical notes on the period 1329 to 1347 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Breves notae chronologicae et historicae ab anno 1329 ad annum 1347 (Content authored by Nasmith)
In another hand, begins imperfectly
72r
(161)
Incipit:
aduentus domini. edwardus secundus apud glouerniam sepelitur
Ends 1347
72r
Explicit:
Thomas dagword circa nativitatem Johanni baptiste carolum de bloys in bello cepit
6.
72v-72v
Genealogical diagram indicating Edward III's claim to the French throne (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Stemma genealogicum Sancti Ludovici regis Franciae ad ostendendum jus Edwardi III. in regnum Franciae (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the original hand
73r-74v blank
7.
75r-80r
William of Jumi ges OSB, Gesta Normannorum ducum (excerpts)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Excerptiones de historia Wilhelmi Gemiticensis de gestis ducum Normannorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
75r
(167)
Incipit:
lapheth enim noe filius genuit filium quem magog nominauit
Ends
80r
Explicit:
hos per normannica compita dispergeret uiolancia dire captiuitatis
Follows in a little later hand
80r
(177)
Incipit:
Fuit enim apud damascum metropolim sirie quedam matrona (S. Mary of Sardenay)
Unfinished, 80v blank
Mentioned by Hardy II 18
8.
81r-84v
Liber Vasilographus (excerpts); Prophecies (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber extractus de libro qui dicitur Vanlographo i. e. imperialis scriptura, quam Sibilla Erithea Babilonica condidit ad petitionem Graecorum, ipsa Priami regis Trojae filia; quem Vedoxa peritissimus pater in Graecum transtulit de Caldeo; tandem de errario Emanuelis imperatoris Graecorum editum Eugenius regni Siciliae admiratus de Graeco transtulit (Content authored by Nasmith)
a.
81r
(179)
Incipit:
Exquiritis me o illustrissima turba danaum
(Alexandre, Oracula Sibyllina II 291)
With some interlinear glosses
82v
Explicit:
hos autem in sorte demonum uoret auernus
82v
Rubric:
Explicit liber sibille erithee babilonice
Another copy with the same title in University Library Mm.1.16
Vanlographus is Vasilographus. Vedoxa peritissimus pater is corrupt for Doxapater: on Nilus Doxapatrius see Rendel Harris, The Ferrar Group
b.
Another prophecy
82v
(182)
Incipit:
Deinde leopardus ex illis procreabitur qui regnum bestie inuadendo
83r
Explicit:
ante sepulcrum domini gladium uibrabit
c.
In a larger hand
83r
(183)
Incipit:
Prophetia cuiusdam spiritus phitonici in Cambria
83r
Incipit:
Catulus leenicus in lupum rapidum conuertetur
83r
Explicit:
promerebitur fauorem altissimi et ad superos conuolabit
(Note in lower margin. “A.d. 1365 redibit tota grecia ad obedienciam romanorum et tunc audietur noua de predicacione antichristi. hoc reperitur secundum loachim in maiori (?) libro de concordanciis” )
83r
Rubric:
Versus normanniae uaticinales
(13)
83r
(183)
Incipit:
Anglia transmittet leopardum. lilia galli
83r
Explicit:
Imperium mundi sibi quo dabit huic heremita
Versus Alani uiri sancti et religiosi de eodem 6o
Illius imperium gens barbara senciet. illum
Roma uolet tanto principe digna regi
Conferet hic rome plus laudis quam sibi roma
Plus dabit hic orbi quam dabit orbis ei
Versus Gilde de sexto hibernie
Ter tria lustra tenet cum semi tempore sexti
Ens uagus in primo perdet. sed fine resumet
Multa rapit medio. uolitans sub fine secundi
Orbem submittet. reli(quo)s clerumque reducet
Ad statum primum. tunc renouat loca sancta
Huic terrena spuens sanctus sub ethere scandet.
83r
(183)
Prediction of planetary conjunctions and their consequences for October 1365, June 1357
9.
84r-84r
Iohannes de Rupescissa OFM (attrib.), Prophecies (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Nonnulla alia ejusdem farinae ex Ioanne de Rupescissa (Content authored by Nasmith)
84r
(183)
Rubric:
Verba fratri Johannis de Rupe(s)cissa ord. min. de futuris euentibus etc. abreuiata de libro qui intitulatur ostensor futurorum
Referring to the years 1350 and following
10.
85r-88v
Philip of Clairvaux OCist, Vita Sanctae Elizabethae de Spalbec(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Narratio quaedam de virgine in territorio Leodiensi, quae miracula multa fecit, scripta per Philippum de Claraeval (Content authored by Nasmith)
85r
Rubric:
De Sancta Elisabetha virgine
85r
(185)
A xvith century note: angelus malus transfigurat se in angelum lucis
85r
(185)
Incipit:
Quoniam ut legitur in ecclesiastico 43. gloria domini plenum est opus eius
(By Philip of Clairvaux. BHL. 2484)
85r
Explicit:
non possumus non loqui
85r
Incipit:
Porro in territorio leodicensi
(Abbey of Herkenrode)
88v
Explicit:
occupacionum necessitas necessario claudit stilum
88v
(192)
Another copy of no. 6: but rougher
11.
89r-97cr
History of the bishops of Lindisfarne and Durham from Aidan to Richard de Bury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Brevis historia episcoporum Lindisfarnensium et Dunelmensium ab Aidano ad Ricardum de Bury (Content authored by Nasmith)
89r
Incipit:
Anno dominice incarnatione 635 aduentus anglorum in britanniam
From Aidan to the election of Robert de Graystanes, 1333
Ends
97v
(210)
Explicit:
unde omnes Ricardo de Bury obedienciam iurauerunt
Four small leaves of paper are here inserted (ff. 97ar-97dv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), of cent. xvi, containing an account of Richard de Bury
97ar
Incipit:
Richardus de Bury fuit sufficienter literatus in regendo familiam distinctus
97ar
Explicit:
ad australem angulum dunelm ecclesie tumulatus
97ar
Incipit:
Hec in tabula. Que iam sequuntur narrauit Willelmus de Chambr. Richardus de Bury natus fuit in quadam villula
97cr
(5)
Explicit:
monachos dunelmensis ecclesie semper habuit in maximo honore
ff. 97cv-97dv blank
12.
98r-99v
Thomas Stubbs OP (attrib.), Chronica pontificum ecclesiae Eboracensis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Successio episcoporum Eboracensium (Content authored by Nasmith)
98r
(211)
Incipit:
Tempore quo gens northanhimbrorum cum suo rege edwino
Goes down to Thurstinus 1140
99v
Explicit:
in fine uite sue decreuit
A fuller text in Raine, Historians of the Church of York (Rolls) II 513
13.
99v-100ar
Bull of Pope Clement V, 'Regnans in caelis', 12 August 1308 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Processus contra templarios (Content authored by Nasmith)
99v
(214)
Incipit:
Clemens episcopus etc. Regnans in celis
It is a copy of the Bull, ending (lower margin cut)
100v
Explicit:
gemendi materia fletum non (?)
Here is inserted a small leaf of vellum with entries in three hands of cent. xiii
(a)
100ar
Incipit:
Concessimus Domino Priori et Conuentui Cantuarie plenariam societatem ecclesie nostre etc.
100ar
Explicit:
Et sciendum quod occasione huius societatis et concessionis archiepiscopi cantuariensis in ecclesia norwici uel episcopi norwicensis in ecclesia cantuarie iurisdictionem nullam uel potestatem sibi poterunt uendicare plusquam prius habuisse dinoscuntur
(b)
100ar
Incipit:
Concessimus singulis monachis S. Benedicti de Hulmo iii missas etc.
(c)
100ar
Incipit:
Concessimus abbati et conuentui de Bello plenariam societatem domus nostre etc.
The end of (a) points to Norwich as the source of this leaf, and I have no reason for thinking that the leaf has not been in the volume for a long period. The verso is blank
14.
101r-105r
History of England from the coming of the Saxons to the reign of Henry II (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Brevis historia Angliae ab adventu Saxonum ad Henricum II. (Content authored by Nasmith)
(a)
101r
(217)
Descent from Adam to Woden: and descents of the kings of the Heptarchy from Woden
(b)
101r
Incipit:
Britannia insula a quodam romano nomine bruto dicta
Ends
105r
Explicit:
Cui successit henricus filius galfridi comitis andegauensis et matilde imperatricis filie regis henrici. qui duxit in uxorem alienoram reginam francie filiam ducis aquitanie
A column and a bit blank
15.
105v-106v
Letters between Pope Innocent VI and Edward, prince of Wales concerning peace, A.D. 1355 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistolae inter Innocentium papam VI. et Edwardum principem Walliae de pace A. D. 1355 (Content authored by Nasmith)
In a larger hand
(a)
105v
(226)
Innocencius ... edwardo ... principi Wallie
Avignon 5 Nonas Octobris 3rd year of pontificate
(b)
To the same. Avignon 14 kalendas Novembris 4th year
(c)
Edward to Innocent
106r
Incipit:
Humili recommendacione prehabita seipsum paratissimum cum omni reuerencia filiali
106v
Explicit:
per tempora longiora. Dat. etc. Deuotissimus filius uester Edwardus princeps Wallie