Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 139
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 139 is a northern English manuscript compiled in c. 1170. Apart from preliminary additions (i + ii), it contains two separate volumes, comprising 180 folios in total. The original first volume has 165 folios in twenty gatherings, about half of which are occupied by the historical compilation Historia regum, which runs from f. 51v to 129v. In the sixteenth century, the codex was bequeathed by Matthew Parker to the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where it is held to this day.
|1||1r-16v||Historia omnimoda (“Universal history”)|
|2||17r-25v||Extracts from Regino of Prüm's Chronicon|
|3||36r-46r||Richard of Hexham, De gestis regis Stephani et de bello Standardii|
|4||46r-48v||Chronicle from Adam to Emperor Henry V|
|5||48v-50r||Letter to Hugh, Dean of York, De archiepiscopis Eboraci, ascribed to Symeon of Durham.|
|6||50r-51v||De obsessione Dunelmi et de Probitate Ucthredi Comitis.|
|8||129v-147r||Historia Johannis prioris Haugustaldensis Ecclesie xxv annorum, a continuation of Historia regum by John, prior of Hexham.|
|9||132r||Erased rubric and sketch of comet|
|10||132v||Serlo of Wilton's poem on the Battle of the Standard.|
|11||133r-v||Poem on death of Somerled, by the Glasgow clerk William|
|12||133v-138r||Ailred of Rievaulx, Relatio de Standardo, treatise on the Battle of the Standard.|
|8||138r-147r||Historia Johannis resumes.|
|13||147r-149v||Ailred of Rievaulx, De Sanctimoniali de Wattun|
|14||150r-152v||Account of St Mary's Abbey at York|
|15||152v||Item, e.g. on foundation of Fountains in 1132.|
|16||153r-158r||Letter by Thurstan, archbishop of York, to William of Corbeil, archbishop of Canterbury.|
|17-20||158r-161v||Extracts from William of Malmesbury's Gesta regum.|
|21||162r||Fragmentary saga about King Ælla of Northumbria and his relation with the wife of merchant Ærnulf.|
|22||165r-v||De eo quod Eboracensis Ecclesia nullum dominium super Scottos habere debet.|
|23||165v||Story about a clerk interrogating the spirit of Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)|
|166-80||Second volume: Historia Brittonum, Life of St Gildas|
- Peter Hunter Blair. “Some Observations on the Historia Regum attributed to Symeon of Durham.” Celt and Saxon. Studies in the Early British Border, ed. Nora K. Chadwick, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963. 63—118.
- J. Hodgson Hinde. Symeonis Dunelmensis Opera et Collectanea. Publications of the Surtees Society 51. 1868. lxvii-lxxiii.
- M.R. James. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Vol 1. 1912. 317-23.