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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 092: John of Worcester OSB ('Florence of Worcester'), Chronica chronicarum.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 092: John of Worcester OSB ('Florence of Worcester'), Chronica chronicarum.
Alternate Title:
Florentius Wigorniensis
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 204 + 3
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1175 - 1325]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 92 contains a copy of the Chronica chronicarum (Chronicon ex chronicis) of John of Worcester (d. c. 1140), from the Creation to 1131 with later, anonymous, additions that take the Chronica up to the late thirteenth century. Once attributed to Florence of Worcester (d. 1118), it is now known that, using the existing chronicles of Marianus Scotus and Eadmer of Canterbury as the basis for his work, John compiled the Chronica, adding numerous details of English history. This manuscript of the text was produced at Abingdon Abbey in the third quarter of the twelfth century, but was later at Peterborough Abbey, from where it presumably passed into Parker's collection.