Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 350: Thomas Rudbourne OSB, Historia maior de fundatione ecclesiae Wintoniensis
301 Height (mm) and 213 Width (mm)
[ca. 1500 - 1599]
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Historia maior de fundatione ecclesiae Wintoniensis
CCCC MS 350 contains one of only two copies known to be extant of the Historia maior de fundatione ecclesiae Wintoniensis by Thomas Rudbourne OSB (d. c. 1450), monk of Winchester. The other copy, Lambeth Palace Library MS 183, is an incomplete late fifteenth-century version of the text from which the edition in the Corpus manuscript is a direct copy made in the sixteenth century, possibly (though not certainly) for Parker. As such, CCCC MS 350 should probably join other Corpus manuscripts such as 56, 342 and 348 as evidence for Parker's concern not simply to acquire existing manuscripts that contained material he regarded as interesting or useful, but also to make copies of them to ensure their survival.