Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 036: Vitas Patrum
Vitae Patrum etc.
335 Height (mm) and 224 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1425]
From Norwich Cathedral Priory.
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This manuscript is an early fifteenth-century copy of the Lives of the Fathers (Vitae Patrum or Vitas Patrum). This is a compilation of lives of hermit and monk saints of Egypt, Palestine and Syria in the early centuries of the Church. The Latin version of the text dates from the sixth century. Its pressmark indicates a provenance at the cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity at Norwich. The manuscript is written in a characteristically English hand, and there are catchwords enclosed in attractive scrolls.