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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 292: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae. pseudo-Turpinus, Historia Caroli magni et Rolandi. Charters, etc.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 292: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae. pseudo-Turpinus, Historia Caroli magni et Rolandi. Charters, etc.
Alternate Title:
Galfr. Monumethensis. Historia Turpini. Chartae, etc.
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 1 + 123
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1200 - 1599]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 292 is another codex that reflects Matthew Parker's interest in acquiring and preserving manuscripts containing medieval historical texts. This codex contains thirteenth-century copies of the Historia regum Britanniae (including Book VII, the Prophetia Ambrosii Merlini) by Geoffrey of Monmouth (d. 1154), and the History of Charlemagne and Roland by the pseudo-Turpinus, probably written in the second quarter of the twelfth century. Both texts have had lacunae supplemented in a sixteenth-century hand. In addition, this manuscript preserves a number of fourteenth- and sixteenth-century copies of documents relating to Edward I's claims to the overlordship of Scotland, some of which were transcribed into CCCC MS 101.