Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 452: Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Historia nouorum in Anglia
Eadmer's Historia novorum
ff. 7 + 189 + 6
175 Height (mm) and 118 Width (mm)
[ca. 1000 - 1099]
From Christ Church, Canterbury. Ancient Libraries, p. 37, no. 188.
Table of contents:
Historia nouorum in Anglia
CCCC MS 452 contains the Historia nouorum in Anglia of Eadmer of Canterbury OSB (d. after 1124), copied in the first half of the twelfth century, after 1122, at Christ Church, Canterbury. It probably once formed part of what is now CCCC MS 371, and it has been speculated that Eadmer himself may have removed the Historia from this other contemporary collection of his works. The Historia is an account of English history from the Conquest to 1122 and it preserves a large amount of ecclesiastical history of this period that Parker and successive generations of historians of the Church have found extremely useful. Presumably, Parker acquired this manuscript more or less directly from Christ Church. After its acquisition a thirteenth-century miniature of Noli me tangere was inserted, probably cut from French psalter.