Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 380: Robert of Cricklade OSA, Speculum fidei
Rob. Krikeladensis Speculum fidei
ff. 2 + 133
212 Height (mm) and 154 Width (mm)
[ca. 1175 - 1199]
Perhaps from Malmesbury. Leland (Collectanea IV I 57) saw a copy of it there.
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This manuscript, CCCC MS 380, is the unique copy of Robert of Cricklade OSA (d. after 1188), Speculum fidei, which was written after 1170. Robert was prior of St Frideswide's, Oxford, and this work is in the form of a commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard (c. 1095-1160). It has fine historiated and ornamental initials by the Simon Master, an illuminator who worked for St Albans Abbey and may have been a layman. This manuscript, however, is not in St Albans script and seems to have been made elsewhere. A copy of this text was seen by John Leland (1506-52) at Malmesbury and M. R. James suggested this might be that book, but Ker has rejected this theory.