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An Account Of The History Of Barnwell, In The Liber Memorandorum Of Barnwell Priory

An Account Of The History Of Barnwell, In The Liber Memorandorum Of Barnwell Priory

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1296

Shelfmark: Harley MS 3601

Item number: f.11r

Length: 28.5

Width: 19

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The rubric of the prologue to the main text describes this book as 'The book of things to be remembered about the conventual church of Barnwell'. It is a collection of material relating to the history and organisation of the Augustinian priory of St. Giles, Barnwell, on the outskirts of Cambridge. After the table of contents the main text of the begins with a prologue, and rubrics introducing sections on the first foundation of the canons of Barnwell by Pycot, sheriff of Cambridge, and on Hugolina, his wife. The text explains that she had been seriously ill and had vowed that if she recovered she would found a religious house in honour of St Giles.

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