File NLW MS 22688B - Thomas de Wygenhale: Speculum Juratoris

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NLW MS 22688B


Thomas de Wygenhale: Speculum Juratoris


  • [15 cent.] (Creation)

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i, 132 ff. (ff. 1-112 foliated 9-120 by the scribe) Parchment (f. 131 a parchment flyleaf, ff. i and 132 paper) 213 x 142 mm. Gathered in eights; Bound in glazed calf with Bretherton's label, 1848.

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Scratched in hardpoint at the foot of f. 9 what appears to be 'Sir Thomas Llen [Llywelyn]', perhaps XV cent. On f. 131 a list of Welsh names and sums of money, XVI/XVII cent. Signatures of Richard Blayney, f. 102v, and Robert Jenyns, f. 131, XVII1 cent.; Francis Rogers 'of Tymerchion', f. 9, John Rogers, f. 40v, and Robert Hughes, f. 48, XVII2 cent. Bought in 1699 by Edward Lhuyd from Edward Davies of Tremeirchion, Lhuyd's note on f. 130v. Bought by Sir Thomas Phillipps from Thomas Rodd, 1847. Phillipps MS 12238. Bought for Lord Kenyon at the sale of the collection of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth in 1945.

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Bought by NLW from Lord Kenyon,; 1989

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Speculum Juratoris (ff. 1-129), a theological treatise in six parts on swearing, by Thomas de Wygenhale, canon of the Praemonstratensian abbey of West Dereham and vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, fl. 1384-1406. The first quire is wanting. The treatise is also known from BL Harleian MS 148. On ff. 129-130v is a treatise on blasphemy, also attributed to Thomas de Wygenhale, which does not occur in the Harleian MS. All copied by one hand.

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Papers relating to the history of the manuscript are NLW ex 1161.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 22688B

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  • Text: NLW MS 22688B.