Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 006: John of Tynemouth, Historia aurea, Part II
Joh. Tynemouth. Historia Aurea II
ff. 299 + 4
515 Height (mm) and 360 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
At top of f. 1r in red Hic est liber S. Albani de libraria conuentus. A long inscription in large letters, no doubt referring to Wyntreshull and very probably a duplicate of that in MS 5, has been erased from the R. margin of f. 1r.
Table of contents:
Historia aurea, Part II
CCCC MS 6, dating from c. 1420-40, contains the second part of John of Tynemouth's Historia Aurea from the rule of Diocletian to the reign of Edward III, together with an anonymous continuation for the years 1343-77. CCCC MS 6 was one of several manuscripts (others include CCCC MSS 5 and 7, BL MS Lansdowne 375 and Cambridge UL MS Ee.4.20) owned and, in some cases, commissioned by William Wintershill (d. c. 1435) the almoner of the Benedictine Abbey of St Albans in Hertfordshire. An erased inscription in this manuscript is probably a copy of the material in CCCC MS 5 that relates how Wintershill donated the two volumes to the Abbey at his death.