Annals For The Years 396 to 448, In Annals From The Birth Of Christ To 1212
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
This manuscript consists of two parts: the first is a chronicle by William of Malmesbury (died 1143); and the second is a series of annals--with a particular emphasis on Bury St. Edmunds--as far as the year 1212, with subsequent additions. The manuscript was therefore almost certainly written at Bury in 1212.
The first entry on this page, the annal for 399, records that Rufinus of Aquileia wrote his History of the Church in that year. Other annals include the discovery of the body of the first martyr, St Stephen (410), Augustine's publication his book 'The City of God' (414, in red) and the deaths of Jerome (420, the editor of the Latin translation of the Bible used in the middle ages) and Augustine (424).