Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 197A: The Trial of Joan of Arc. The Westminster Chronicle

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CCCC MS 197A is the first part of what was, in James' time, a single volume; the other portion, containing the eighth-century Gospels, is now in CCCC MS 197B. CCCC MS 197A now contains sixteenth-century transcripts of King Alfred's letter to bishop Werfrithus (d. 915), the trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Ciboule's Tractatus and accompanying documents) and material relating to the treason and death of Archbishop Scrope (c. 1350-1405). The rest of the manuscript is taken up with continuations of Ranulf Higden OSB (d. 1364), Polychronicon including the unique version commonly called The Westminster Chronicle ending in 1389 and written not long after the events it describes. This part of the manuscript has been given a dating of c. 1400-25. Although the various elements of CCCC MS 197 were clearly assembled by Parker, nothing is known of how the medieval texts came into his possession.
Epistle of King Alfred to Bishop Werfrith -- The trial of Joan of Arc -- Articuli venerabilis domini Ricardi Scrope archiepiscopi Eboracensis contra Henricum quartum intrusorem regni Angliae A. D. 1399 -- Causa quare decollatus est archiepiscopus Ricardus Scrope -- Martyrdom of Richard Scrope -- Depositio regis Ricardi -- The Westminster Chronicle -- Acts of parliament 1 Henry VI and state of affairs during his minority


Alternative title Processus Johannae la Pucelle. Chronicon Westmonasteriense
Type of resource mixed material
Extent 2 ff., 42 ff.
Date created [ca. 1400 - 1599]
Language Latin; English; French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600); English, Middle (1100-1500)
Material paper, Paper and vellum, Paper
Layout 54 lines to a page
Height (mm) 292
Width (mm) 240
Writing in a pretty hand
Foliation ff. i-iv + pp. a-d + 1-64 + 67-68 + 65-66 + 69-72 + 72a-73a + 73-110 + 110a-111a + 111-243 + ff. v-vi

Bibliographic information

M.R. James Date xvi and xv
Downloadable James Catalogue Record
Superseded Interim Catalogue Record
TJames 152
Stanley M. 14
Location MS 197A
Repository UK, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library

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