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Matthew Paris OSB, Chronica maiora II(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora II
Codicology:Vellum, 358 x 244 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.2 x 9.6 in.), ff. 5 + 281, (now bound in two parts)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), double columns of 56 and 52 lines. Cent. xiii, in four(?) hands, on which see below.
Collation: a6? (wants 6) | I10 (wanting 4-7, which are replaced by 7 leaves (6 + 1) inserted by Parker, with about 44 lines to a page) II10 (1 replaced by 2 leaves in the second hand) III10 IV12 (+ 1 after 2nd and a half-leaf after 7th) V12 VI14 (or 12 + 2: in two hands, the second beginning art the 5th leaf) VII16 (+1) VIII14 IX12 (wants 1; no number on last leaf) X8 + 1 (originally 8, 2nd leaf replaced by two) XI12 XII14 XIII12 XIV12 (+ 1: the quire is numbered XXVII) XIIII8 (+1) XV (eight leaves, but 1 is alone, 2 is alone, 3, 4 are one sheet, 5-8 a quire of 4) XVI (23 leaves: first 4 leaves: then leaves numbered I-XIII, partly a quire of 10: then 6 leaves (2-3 forming a pair)) XVII12 (12 canc.?) XVIII10 (1-4, 7-10 original: 5-6 a pair inserted by Parker) XIX8 XX12 (or 10 + 2) XXI12 (not numbered) XXII (twelve leaves, misbound, a leaf lost at the end).
Additions:This is the second part of the Chronica Maiora extending from 1189 to 1253 inclusive. The greater portion is in a hand which is erroneously said by Sir F. Madden to be that of Matthew Paris. Two others also appear. The first of these, a fine black angular character, appears in ff. 1r - 3v, 12r - 14v, 17r - 36r col. 2, 50r col. 1 - 54r col. 2. The second writes 36r col. 2 - 37v col. 2, 59r - 65v col. 2, and also re-writes several passages over erasures, e.g. on ff. 158r, 198r. The “Paris” hand writes 15r - 16v, 37v col. 2 - 50r col. 2, 54v - 58v, 65v col. 2 - 113v, 114v - 284v. A fourth hand writes most of f. 114r.
The original numbering omits f. 77r.
Leaves are lost as follows: three after f. 3v (1190-1192)
one after 106v (1237)
one after 117v (1238)
one after 232v (1250).
The missing portions (except that after 117v) have been supplied by Parker, chiefly from the text of Nero D. v.
Provenance:This volume appears to have been in the hands of Robert Talbot prebendary of Norwich (1547-1558) who has written a note on f. 248v. It afterwards belonged to Sir Henry Sidney, K.G., from whom Parker borrowed it.
Foliation: ff. e-f + 1-284 + g-h(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1v-282r
Matthew Paris OSB, Chronica maiora II (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Illustrations
Text
1v
Shield and crown of Henry II reversed
2r
Shield and crown of Richard I
13v
(9v)
Moritur Salaadinus. A crow (his soul) flies out of his mouth
21v
(17v)
Shield and crown of Richard I reversed: two swords, also reversed
22r
(18r)
Crown and shield of John.
Three crowns (silver, gold, iron) of the Emperor Otto, and his shield.
Shield of Otto dimidiated with England
25v
(21v)
Pillory, Collistrigium: frame on tall central shaft: with accommodation for necks and hands of two
30r
(26r)
A minorite friar
31v
(27v)
Bell with rope hanging round the beam (Interdict)
33r
(29r)
Shield reversed, of Roger of Chester
33v
(29v)
Shield reversed(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), of William de Braose
35v
(31v)
Charter with seal dependent, “carta detestabilis”
41r
(37r)
Battle. Philip of France unhorsed. Hugo de Boues gallops off to R., shot at
42r
(38r)
Magna Charta with seal
43r
(39r)
Charta de Foresta
44r
(40r)
Blank charter. Others occur later
46v
(42v)
Shipwreck of Hugo de Boues
47v
(43v)
Lateran Council: two groups of Bishops half-length
48v
(44v)
Oppressions: On L. a man in curious vandyked tunic covered with hammers in red, beats with a thong a stripped man with bound hands. On R. three nude men hang to a beam, two by their wrists, but the arms of one are turned back: they have fetters on their ankles: the third hangs head downwards
49v
(45v)
Shields of Faith and of the Soul. Below is written “bacun.”
50r
(46r)
Shield and sword of Geoffrey de Mandeville reversed
50v
(46v)
Landing of Louis, with ship's crew: he gets into a boat out of his ship
52v
(48v)
Reversed shield and falling crown of John: shield of Eustace de Vesci
53r
(49r)
Shield and crown of Henry III. His coronation (small, at top of page)
53v
(49v)
In text. A beautiful coloured bust of Christ (the Veronica). On the (brown) ground is α. ω. in white. The picture is on fine vellum pasted on to the page
54r
(50r)
The church of S. Alban: the robber Falco de Breaut in attitude of fear looking back at it
55v
(51v)
Siege of Lincoln
56r
(52r)
Bishops blessing English in a boat who fight with French in a larger ship
56v
(52v)
Kings of England and France embrace
57v
(53v)
Death of Saphadin: crow flies out of his mouth
58r
(54r)
Reversed shield of William Mareschall
58v
(54v)
Battle. Saracens and Christians at Damietta
59v
(55v)
Siege of Damietta
60r
(56r)
Second crowning of Henry by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Stone strikes the helmet of Simon de Montfort: his shield reversed.
Shields of Albemarle and Bohun reversed
61r
(57r)
Fort of Montgomery. Shield of Arundel reversed
61v
(57v)
Shield of Hugo de Neville reversed.
Lion pierced with sword and arrow
62r
(58r)
Two men wrestling
62v
(58v)
Shield of Philip of France reversed
64r
(60r)
Bedford Castle: outside it a gallows with a row of 4 (originally more) men hung on it
65v
(61v)
A maiden on L. with book. A prostrate man: a devil on R. seizes his leg. Miracle of a girl delivered from a demon
68r
(64r)
Reversed shield and crown of Louis of France
68v
(64v)
Shield and crown of Louis IX, small. Devil, fish, and man's head at top.
Shield of Falcasius (de Breaut ) reversed, also of Essex
70v
(66r)
Francis preaches to the birds: scroll, Auete aues etc.
Francis reclines. S. Franciscus vite sue anno penultimo uidit Seraphin sic.
The Seraph of the stigmata. Angelus magni consilii Seraphin. The names of the six wings in red. The names of the feathers on R.
71r
(67r)
Figure of Frater Willelmus nacione Anglicus socius S. Francisci
71v
(67v)
Reversed shield of Roger de thony. arg. a maunche gules
74v
(70v)
Cartaphila, the wandering Jew, with pick and scroll. Christ bearing cross addresses him.
Legends: Cartaphila Christo. yppa xo crassay xos. Responsio Christi Euena yppa uo anany mamo.
Vade ihesu ad iudicium tibi preparatum.
Vado sicut scriptum est de me. Tu uero expectabis donec ueniam
75r
(71r)
Half-lengths, clerk with club, layman with axe. Town and gown fight at Paris
76v
(72v)
Scutum imperatoris. Scuti campus aureus aquila nigra.
In text: seals of the golden bull of the Emperor
79v
(75v)
Reversed shield of William de Braose. gu. four piles arg.
King of England in ship, arms on sail (goes to Brittany). Eclipse
80v
(76r)
Reversed shields. Remund de Burgo, Guilbertus comes Glouernie, William Mareschall
82r
(79r)
Man threshing sheaves. Violenta distraccio bladi Romanorum clericorum apud Wengham etc.
82v
(79v)
Knight tilts at man who stands embracing cross on mound.
A knight spares his enemy out of reverence for the cross
84r
(81r)
Bell, beam and rope. Campana de communa lond
85r
(82r)
Three cups. Reversed shield of Ranulph earl of Chester, and sword
86v
(83v)
Diagram of perihelion
88r
(85r)
Fight of Mareschall at Monmouth? Man leads horses off on L.
89r
(86r)
Domus conuersorum london
91v
(88v)
Scutum marescalli.
Mareschall? on horseback: surcoat with red hammers(?) on it
93v
(90v)
Clerk carrying crucifix. (Vision of Hubert of Kent)
95v
(92v)
William, abbot of St Albans, reclines (dead)
97v
(94v)
Two hands joined, crown and ring above. Marriage of Emperor
98r
(95r)
Two purses hanging on beam (the usurers of Cahors)
98v
(95v)
Reversed shield of Robert Fitzwalter
99r
(96r)
Hands, crown and ring. Marriage of King.
Half-lengths of bishops with crown, asperge, sword, wand etc.
106v
(103v)
Reversed shield of John Earl of Chester
109r
(107r)
Council of London. Otto as Bishop on L. addresses Bishops on R., all seated
112r
(110r)
Germanus of Constantinople(?) as Bishop, seated, clutching his beard: angry. (Disagreement with the Latins)
127r
(126r)
Imperial seal of Frederick, and seals of golden bull
132v
(131v)
Shield of Devon, or lion rampant azure. Fine initial
133r
(132r)
Llewellyn dying in bed. Griffinus and David stand by weeping
133v
(132v)
Reversed shield of Earl de Warenne checky or and azure
134v
(133v)
Flight of the French. The Damascenes drive off captives on R. locus istius belli fuit ante gathre
135r
(134r)
Damascus
135v
(134v)
Shield of Earl of Lincoln
137r
(136r)
Earl Richard and crew in ship
137v
(136v)
Shield of Th. de Muletuna
139v
(138v)
Cities L. and R. Acon siue tholomaida, and Crac. Christians on L., Saracens on R. In C. fedus irritum. Comes Britannie and Nazer dominus crac kneel and join hands: in mail, bare-headed
140v
(139v)
The crown of thorns; two pictures
141r
(140r)
Reversed shield of John Fitz Robert, quarterly gules and arg. a bend sinister, Belue marine. Four sea monsters fighting
141v
(140v)
Fine initial
142r
(141r)
Flags of Hospital and Temple and Oriflamme of France. Shield of Savoy
142v
(141v)
Reversed shields. Gilb. Basset. Joh. Biset. Walt. de Lascy
St Louis on a scaffold holds up the cross, another holds up the crown of thorns
143r
(142r)
Falling towers (a vision)
145r
(144r)
Formidabile exterminium tartarorum: a horseman kills two prostrate men with spear
147r
(146r)
Sea fight of Pisans and Genoese. Cities R. and L.
148v
(147v)
Reversed shield (with sword and spear) of Gilbert Mareschall. Mareschall falls from his horse
149r
(148r)
French freed by Saracens walk out of castle holding opened fetters
150r
(149r)
Two female jugglers
151r
(150r)
Shrine of St Edward
152v
(151v)
Elephant (at Cremona) with band of music on his back and Magister bestie with bell. His trunk is called promoscida
153r
(152r)
Shield of Segrave. Pike (for Lucy)
154r
(153r)
Fine initial
154v
(153v)
Comes Ricardus with men in boat (returns)
156r
(155r)
Rex transfretat uersus pictauiam. The king and queen and two men in a ship
156v
(155v)
Six reversed shields. Gilb. de Gaunt. Hugo Wac. Phil. de Kime. Henr. fil. imperatoris. Baldwin Wac. Comes de Warewic.
Will. de Marisco drawn by horse to execution
160v
(159v)
French soldiers die of plague in Poitou
161v
(160v)
A boat on land(?). (Flood.) Shields. Ric. de Burgo, Hugo de Lascy
162r
(161r)
Fine initial
163r
(162r)
Truce: two joined hands, two crowns. Shields reversed Arundel, Hubert de Burgh
164v
(163v)
King and Queen return in ship
167r
(166r)
Tartars: one beheads a man, one eats human leg, another seated on cut-up bodies roasts a boy on spit. On R. a nude man bound by hair and arms to a tree: a horse eats the leaves of the tree
168v
(167v)
Fine initial
170r
(169r)
Griffin escapes from Tower: he falls: broken rope. Reversed shield of Griffin
171v
(170v)
Battle, before Babylon. Balcanifer flees with standard of the Temple
178r
(177r)
Pope mounted, in red cap, flees to R. (from the Emperor)
178v
(177v)
Engelram of Coucy dies: falls from horse in water, and pierced with sword
181r
(180r)
Charter of King of Scotland
183r
(182r)
Louis of France ill in bed. Queen touches his head with a double cross. Bishop on R., attendant kneels L. (He takes the cross.)
Reversed shield of Baldwin Earl of Devon
184v
(183v)
Herbert Fitz Mathew on horse: man (Welshman) casts stone on his head. Reversed shield, party per pale gu. and az.: three lions rampant or
186r
(185r)
Hand (of a papal officer) cut off. Shield of Clare
186v
(185v)
Reversed shield of Galfr. de Marisco
187r
(186r)
A stag's head. Westminster Abbey
187v
(186v)
Council of Lyons. Thadeus de Suessa retires saying dies ista dies ire
195r
(194r)
Reversed shield of Remund of Provence
195v
(194v)
Fort of Gannoc
196r
(195r)
Reversed shields of Walter and Anselm Mareschall
199r
(198r)
Reversed shields of David of Wales with two arrows, and bow below
205v
(204v)
Reversed shields of Joh. de Nouilla. Horn above
209v
(208v)
Fine initial
211v
(210v)
Reversed shield of Fulco de Nouocastro
212r
(211r)
Reversed shield of Anjou
216r
(215r)
Henry carries the Holy Blood under canopy: met by Bishops and Abbot on R.
216v
(215v)
Shield of William de Valentia
217v
(216v)
Shield of Norway
217v
(216v)
Reversed shield of Ferrers
218r
(217r)
Reversed shield of Ric. Suard
220r
(219r)
A coin
245r
(242r)
Reversed shield of Emperor Frederick
250r
(247r)
Reversed shield of William de Cantelupe
253r
(250r)
Reversed shield of Paulinus Piper
253v
(250v)
Reversed shield of Galfr. Despencer
255r
(252r)
Bird with fruit in beak. Crossbill?
257r
(254r)
Shield of Scotland with sword, scabbard and spear
258r
(255r)
Reversed shield. Nic. de Sanford gu. 3 fesses wavy arg.
265v
(262v)
Reversed shield Hernald de Munteini
280r
(277r)
Shield of Spain: rough
282r
(279r)
Reversed shield. William de Wescy
In the above enumeration I have omitted a great many reversed mitres and crosiers which mark the deaths of prelates, also a few crowns and charters