Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 360: John Felton, Sermones de tempore (Sermones Mawdeleyn)
Ioh. Felton Sermones
258 Height (mm) and 170 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
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Sermones de tempore (Sermones Mawdeleyn)
MS 360 contains a collection of sermons compiled by John Felton (d. 1434). Linguistic analysis of the oldest manuscripts of this work have been used to argue that John Felton was from the north of England, possibly Northumberland. He is first recorded as the vicar of Melchbourne, Bedfordshire in 1390 and in 1397 became the vicar of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, where he remained for the rest of his life. His sermon collection is largely a compilation of notes from the model sermons available at the time. It was originally compiled in 1431, with this manuscript dating to the middle of the fifteenth century. The popularity of the work is attested to by the number of surviving manuscripts.