Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 250: Walter of Guisborough OSA, Chronicle (1048-1312)
W. Hemingford (Hemingburgh)
279 Height (mm) and 188 Width (mm)
[ca. 1500 - 1525]
Table of contents:
CCCC MS 250, dating from the early sixteenth century, contains one of around ten surviving manuscripts of Walter of Guisborough's Chronicle which covers the period 1048-1305, with a continuation 1305-12, probably by an anonymous Durham continuator. Walter of Guisborough (fl. c.1290c.1305) (also known as Walter 'of Hemingford' or 'of Hemingburgh') was an Augustinian canon of the priory of St Mary at Guisborough. The early portion of the chronicle draws heavily on the chronicle of William of Newburgh OSA (d. after 1199), the Historia post Bedam and other northern sources. The roughly contemporary portion of the chronicle shows some similarities to other Northern histories of the period but is considered to be an independent chronicle. The chronicle tends to be more accurate regarding events in the north of England than in the south.