Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 283: Giles of Rome OESA, De regimine principum
ff. 5 + 161
260 Height (mm) and 185 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
On f. iv upper L. corner the name tesedale in a frame. In the centre a monogram ? DER. Below, an erasure of two lines: liber II / de dono fratris henr. ... cuius anime propicietur deus. Perhaps from Norwich.
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De regimine principum
CCCC MS 283 contains a late fourteenth-century copy of De regimine principum by Giles of Rome OESA (c. 1243-1316) as well as a twelfth-century translation of Arabic astronomical tables by Adelard of Bath (c. 1080-c. 1150). There has been some dispute as to its provenance, with M. R. James and more recent scholars agreeing that it may once have been at Norwich Holy Trinity cathedral priory, while Neil Ker rejected this idea. A letter from John de Mowbray (1415-61), 3rd duke of Norfolk, to Thomas, bishop of Norwich, is copied in a different hand onto f. 159v and presumably dates originally from c. 1436-45, when Thomas Brunce served as bishop. There is a small illustration of Giles of Rome on f. 1r.