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Norwich Documents. Roger of Wendover OSB, Flores historiarum. Bede the Venerable, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Norwich Documents. Roger de Wendover. Bedae Historia, etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 265 x 160 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (10.5 x 6.3 in.), ff. 11 + 180 + 2, 36 lines to a page. Cent. xiv, in a good hand, upright, pale ink.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, a10 18-228 234 b2.
Provenance:From Norwich Priory. On f. 1r at top is: liber fratris Symonis Bozoun: followed by an erasure apparently beginning: monachi.
In Royal MS. 14. C. xiii is a list of books belonging to Simon Bozoun Prior of Norwich (printed in Giraldus Cambrensis, Rolls ed. V, p. xxxix note). This volume is no. 30 in the list: “quidam de gestis anglorum prec. xs.”
The preliminary quire is written in various hands. Folio ir-iv is blank.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-xi + 1-180 + xii-xiii + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
iir-iiiv
Agreement between the Bishop of Norwich and the people of King's Lynn (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Compositio conventionis facta inter episcopum Nordowicensem et communitatem villae Lennie (Content authored by Nasmith)
iir
Incipit:
Cum diuerse contenciones ... inter venerabilem patrem Johannem dei gratia Norwycensem episcopum
iiiv
Note from Rabanus de proprietate rerum VIII, cap. 2
2.
ivr-ivv
Charter of King John to the church of the Holy Trinity, Norwich (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Carta regis Iohannis ecclesiae S. Trinitatis Norwici concessa anno regni secundo (Content authored by Nasmith)
ivr
Apud Gaytingtoniam XXVIII die Novembris anno regni nostri secundo
3.
ivv-ivv
Royal writ to seize Norwich priory and hold an assize of utrum into the election of a new prior (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Breve regis custodibus episcopatus Norwic. directum ut mortuo priore prioratum Norwici in manum regiam capiant, &c. et ut inquisitionem capiant utrum administratio prioratus et electio prioris pertineat ad episcopum necne (Content authored by Nasmith)
Dated 13 June, 41 Henry 3
4.
ivv-ivv
Inquisition on assize utrum for the election of a new prior at Norwich priory, with the return of the jury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Inquisitio facta secundum hoc preceptum, in qua juratores dicunt nullum competere jus episcopo Norwic. sive prioratum administrandi sive novum priorem eligendi (Content authored by Nasmith)
Belongs to the same year as item 3
5.
vr-viiiv
Gloss of King John on an agreement between the secular clergy and the preaching orders (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Glossa Iohannis monachi super constitutione edita inter prelatos et rectores ex una parte et fratres predicatores et minores ex altera (Content authored by Nasmith)
vr
Rubric:
Glosa Iohannis monachi
vr
Incipit:
Super cathedram etc. Hoc statutum ordinat prouidet et decidit
viiiv
Explicit:
etiam si lex ad pretenta referatur
viiiv
Rubric:
Explicit
Cf. the list of contents in MS 252
6.
viiiv-ixv
Bull of Pope Paschal II to the monks of the cathedral church of Norwich and to Bishop Herbert (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bulla Paschalis papae de monachis in ecclesia cathedrali Norwicensi a Hereberto episcopo constitutis (Content authored by Nasmith)
viiiv
Date, iii Kal. Mai. Indict. x. Incarnacionis dominice anno mo. c. iiiito Pontificatus autem domini Pascalis secundi pape tercio (not in Jaff ?)
f. ixr-ixv blank
7.
xr-xiv
Indulgences granted for pilgrimages to certain churches in Rome (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Indulgentiae ecclesiarum patriarcharum et certarum aliarum ecclesiarum urbis Romae (Content authored by Nasmith)
xr
Larger hand, 22 lines to a page
xr
Incipit:
Papa gregorius uniuersis et singulis peregrinantibus quocunque tempore anni venientibus ad ecclesiam Sancti petri apostoli etc.
Ending
xiv
Explicit:
Item in capella S. Johannis baptiste ad fontem est remissio omnium peccatorum
8.
1r-64v
Roger of Wendover OSB, Flores historiarum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De gestis tempore regis Iohannis fratris Ricardi regis, scilicet ab anno gratiae M.CXCIX ad annum regni regis Henrici filii ejusdem secundum (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Hoc non est chronicon Radulphi Nigri,1 ille enim scripsit tantum usque ad principium R. Richardi I. ut in antiquo exemplari in Bibl. Cotton videre licet, sed potius videtur fragmentum vel extractum aliquod ex chronico Rogeri de Wendover, ex quo Mat. Paris historiam suam majorem transcripsit.” (Content authored by Nasmith)
The main volume begins
1r
Incipit:
Victoriosissimo Anglorum Rege Ricardo uiam uniuerse carnis ut dictum est ingresso Iohannes frater eius et Comes Moretonii seruientes
(Roger of Wendover, ed. Coxe III 137)
The last chapter is
63v
Rubric:
Quod propter auariciam rusticorum vindicta dei in bladum eorum sumpta est
(A.D. 1234)
64r
Incipit:
Licet in suprascriptis duobus capitulis
64r
Explicit:
ita et in terra pax est hominibus bone uoluntatis
= Roger of Wendover, ed. Coxe IV 321
On f. 64v in a smaller hand
64v
Incipit:
Anno gratie 1197 obiit Resus princeps Wallie de quo sic canitur O belli gloria milicie clipeus patris tutamen etc.
64v
Explicit:
vultu hillaris, facie decorus, singulis benignus et omnibus equus
9.
65r-xiiiv
Bede the Venerable, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bedae historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Liber fratris Simonis Bozoun(Content authored by Nasmith)
65r
Rubric:
Liber bede presbiteri de gestis anglorum prologus
65r
Incipit:
Gloriosissimo regi Ceoluulfo
65v
Explicit:
mandare studeamus
65v
Capitula libri primi
Text
66v
Incipit:
Britannia occeani insula
86v
Liber II. Capitula
87r
Text
105r
(106r)
Liber III. Capitula
106r
(107r)
Text
129r
Liber IV. Capitula
129v
Text
154v
Liber V. Capitula
155r
Text
179v
Chronological summary ends with 734
179v
Explicit:
ad lucem propriam refusa est
179v
Rubric:
De libris Bede presbiteri
179v
Incipit:
Hec de ecclesiastica historia
180v
Explicit:
intercessiones inueniam. Amen
On 180v in a small hand are notes
180v
Tria sunt iudicia mortis etc.
xiir
On the last two flyleaves, in a black hand of earlier aspect, is a list of the Saints noticed in the five books of the History
1  Bale has written “ Radulphus Niger ” at the top of f. 1r