CCCC MS 339 contains two distinct volumes, the first of which has been claimed by some as the autograph working copy of the Chronicon de tempore regis Ricardi by Richard of Devizes OSB (fl. late twelfth century), a monk of Winchester, and the Annales Wintonienses. The second volume contains a fourteenth-century copy of the Compilatio de gestis Britonum et Anglorum by Peter of Ickham OSB (d. 1295). The provenance of this manuscript is uncertain. The earlier portion of the codex may have been produced at the Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun at Winchester, around 1200, while an early fifteenth-century note appended to the second volume is concerned with events in the Augustinian abbey of the Blessed Virgin at Lilleshall in Shropshire. Neither of these provenances have been wholly accepted The manuscript may once have been in the hands of the historian John Bale (1495-1563) before it came into Parker's possession.