CCCC MS 196 was probably once part of the same volume as CCCC MS 191 and part of CCCC MS 201; they may have been separated by Parker. They were made at Exeter in the time of Bishop Leofric (1050-72). MS 196 is an important manuscript of the Old English martyrology, though missing some material for December to March: Kotzor used it as the base text for his edition from 19 March to 21 December. It also contains the Old English Vindicta saluatoris, a translation of an apocryphon which interprets the destruction of the Jewish Temple by Titus in A.D. 70 as motivated by his desire to avenge the Crucifixion upon the Jews. Parker obtained several volumes from Exeter Cathedral, some decades before the majority of its medieval manuscripts were given to the Bodleian Library in 1602.