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Translations, early 17th century, of the life of St. Thomas Becket and St. Thomas's miracles

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 322

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Translations, early 17th cent., perhaps by William St. George, of the life of St. Thomas Becket by John of Salisbury, and (fols. 19-124) of St. Thomas's miracles by Benedict of Peterborough, books i-iv. The translation was made from Douai, Bibliotheque Municipale MS. 860, which was given to the English college at Douai by W. St. George.

Dates

  • Early 17th century

Extent

133 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 322

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8109

Overview

Translations, early 17th century, of the life of St. Thomas Becket and St. Thomas's miracles.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Becket, 1118-1170, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. John of Salisbury, 1120-1180, was an English author, philosopher, educationalist, diplomat and bishop of Chartres. Benedict of Peterborough, 1135-1194, was abbot of Peterborough.

Custodial History

Item 177 in a Maggs catalogue of 1940.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by N. R. Ker, 1953.

Physical Facet

late 17th- or early 18th-cent. half calf, marbled boards
Title
Translations, early 17th century, of the life of St. Thomas Becket and St. Thomas's miracles
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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