Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 425: Gerald of Wales, Vita Sancti Remigii episcopi, Vita Sancti Hugonis. Peter of Blois, archdeacon of Bath, Epistolae
Giraldus Cambrensis. P. Blesensis
ff. 79 + 114
195 Height (mm) and 130 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1225]; [ca. 1400 - 1499]
On 1 an inscription, perhaps of cent. xiv, partly in Lombardic capitals, and beginning with a monogram of the letters: A. W. E. T. D. L. Libellus de divercis miraculis. G. de Barri dictus archidiaconus sancti Dauid.
CCCC MS 425 consists of two once-separate volumes. The first contains the unique surviving copies of two hagiographical works by Gerald of Wales (1146-1226), his lives of St Remigius and St Hugh. It has been suggested that the manuscript could be an autograph, and on these grounds has been located to Lincoln between 1209 and 1223. The second volume is a c. 1450 copy of letters of Peter of Blois (d. 1212). The two were probably combined by Matthew Parker. He added a table of contents and the initials "TW" to the start of the first volume, perhaps suggesting that he acquired it from one of the Twynes or from Thomas Wootton.