Itinerary of Archbishop Sigeric

Description

Travellers in the early middle ages never had maps to guide them, but sometimes had written itineraries, or lists of places along the routes they were to follow. Even these itineraries are scarce. In this 11th-century manuscript from the Cotton manuscripts collection a Latin list of the churches at Rome visited by Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury in 990 is followed by a list of the places (‘submansiones') where he stopped on his way back to the English Channel.

Full title:
Itinerary of Archbishop Sigeric
Created:
11th century
Format:
Manuscript
Language:
Latin
Creator:
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
British Library, Cotton MS. Tiberius B.V, f.23v

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