Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 226: Stephen Langton, De poenitentia sub persona Magdalenae
Stephen Langton (?) De penitentia Magdalenae
ff. 112 + 4
233 Height (mm) and 170 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1299]
The text is evidently the Liber de penitentia Magdalenae of which the flyleaves are in MS 222. This volume therefore is also from Christ Church, Canterbury. No title is given.
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De poenitentia sub persona Magdalenae
The text in CCCC MS 226 of the De poenitentia sub persona Magdalenae has been attributed to Stephen Langton (c. 1150-1228), archbishop of Canterbury (1207-28), but also to his younger brother Simon Langton (d. 1248), archdeacon of Canterbury. The book was given to the cathedral priory of Christ Church, Canterbury by the monk, Hugh of Girune OSB (d. after 1239), and is listed in the early fourteenth-century catalogue of the priory's books. It originally formed a single volume with CCCC MS 222 which contains his inscription of ownership.