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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 417: John Stone OSB, Chronicle.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 417: John Stone OSB, Chronicle.
Alternate Title:
Ioh. Stone
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 103
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1467]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 417 contains the unique copy of the Chronicle of Canterbury cathedral priory by John Stone OSB (d. c. 1480), covering the years 1415 to 1467 with an anonymous continuation to 1472. The main text was probably written c. 1467-72. Appended to this is an account of the enthronement of Archbishop William Wareham (c. 1456-1532) in 1503. Parker no doubt wanted to add this manuscript to his collection because of its associations with the see of Canterbury and of a previous incumbent as archbishop, both themes that are found throughout his collection. The manuscript certainly came from Christ Church cathedral priory, Canterbury.