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Norwich Annotation, In A Volume Containing Ranulf Higden's 'Polychronicon', And Other Works

Norwich Annotation, In A Volume Containing Ranulf Higden's 'Polychronicon', And Other Works

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1340

Shelfmark: Royal MS 14 C.xiii

Item number: f.165v

Length: 37

Width: 22

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Ranulph Higden (d. 1364), was a monk of the Benedictine abbey of St. Werburg, Chester. His 'Polychronicon' is a universal history, based on earlier writers, but extended down to his own lifetime. This copy has an ownership inscription of Simon Bozoun, who was prior of Norwich Cathedral Priory from 1344 to 1352. In the right-hand margin are a column of dates in red ink. Alongside the date 1292, the year in which Pope Nicholas ordered a new valuation of Church property, for tax purposes, a contemporary scribe has made two additions, including the word 'Norwicensis' ('of Norwich').

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