Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 007: Chronicle and Register of Benefactors of the Monastery of St Albans
Chronica et Registrum Benefactorum Monasterii S. Albani
443 Height (mm) and 310 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
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Chronicle and Register of Benefactors of the Monastery of St Albans
CCCC MS 7, dating from c. 1400-25, contains the Chronica maiora and its continuations by the St Albans chronicler Thomas Walsingham (c. 1370-c. 1422), together with an incomplete copy of his Gesta abbatum Sancti Albani copied from London, BL MS Cotton Claudius E. IV. In addition, the manuscript contains a finely illustrated copy of Walsingham's Liber benefactorum Sancti Albani in an abridged version derived from London, BL MS Cotton Nero D. VII, and the Annales Ricardi II et Henrici IV attributed to William Wintershill. Numerous illustrations represent the benefactors, a few as full figures but mostly as busts or heads. The gatherings of the manuscript are in a confused condition, the volume having been found in William Wintershill's cell in St Albans Abbey after his death (c. 1435) 'in quaternis derelictum' and rebound at that time or shortly afterwards.