Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 390: Gerald of Wales, De uita Galfridi archiepiscopi Eboracensis
Gir. Cambrensis Vita Gaufridi
ff. 1 + 35
226 Height (mm) and 139 Width (mm)
[ca. 1175 - 1225]
Table of contents:
De uita Galfridi archiepiscopi Eboracensis
CCCC MS 390 is the kind of manuscript that always interested Parker. It contains the late twelfth- or early thirteenth-century unique copy of De uita Galfridi archiepiscopi by Gerald of Wales (1146-1226). As such, it surely appealed to Parker's interest both in the oldest manuscripts and in those dealing with history in general, and ecclesiastical history in particular. The later medieval provenance of this manuscript is evinced by a fifteenth-century contents list written by 'Morganus canonicus de Kermerden', whose name and hand appear in a number of manuscripts known to have been in the library of the Augustinian priory of the Blessed Virgin and St John the Baptist at Lanthony secunda, Gloucestershire.