Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 092: John of Worcester OSB ('Florence of Worcester'), Chronica chronicarum
ff. 204 + 3
375 Height (mm) and 270 Width (mm)
[ca. 1175 - 1325]
At top of f. 1r: Liber Abbatis et conuentus de Burgo sancti Petri (i.e. Peterborough). Just below this Parker has written in red: hic liber olim cenobii S. Edmundi, the result of confusion between Burgo and Bury.
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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.