Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 254: Gregory IX, Decretales
ff. 253 + 1
275 Height (mm) and 185 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1299]
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CCCC MS 254 contains a thirteenth-century copy of the text of Gregory IX's Decretals (Decretales nouae). Judging from the number of scribbled annotations that appear in several different hands in the margins of the text, it would appear that a succession of canon lawyers regarded this volume as their working copy of an important text for church discipline and government. There is no clue as to the manuscript's provenance, though presumably Parker acquired it as part of his desire to understand the origins and nature of papal and episcopal authority in England in his effort to entrench the English Reformation.