Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 056: Matthew Paris OSB, Historia Anglorum (1067-1273)
Matthaei Paris Historia Anglorum (Historia Minor)
ff. cir. 500
340 Height (mm) and 243 Width (mm)
Table of contents:
Historia Anglorum (1067-1253), Chronica maiora (1254-59), Chronica maiora (continuation 1259-73)
CCCC MS 56 is a sixteenth-century copy, made for Parker c. 1567, of Matthew Paris' Historia Anglorum (1067-1253) and the third part of the Chronica maiora (1254-9) with a continuation to 1273-4 which is attributed to William Rishanger. It is a direct copy of the same text in Matthew's autograph copy, London, BL MS Royal 14. C. VII, a crude attempt even being made to reproduce the heraldic shields found in the margins of this exemplar. The text of this manuscript for the years 1253-74 was used as the basis for Parker's printed volume of the Historia maiora published in 1570-71.