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MS. Bodl. 212

Summary Catalogue no.: 2041

Sigebert of Gembloux, Robert of Torigny, etc.; France, 15th century


Language(s): Latin

Sigebert of Gembloux, Chronica

As revised by Robert of Torigny (art. 5) and incorporating:

Eusebius, Chronici canones (tr. and continued by Jerome)
1. (fol. 1)

Parts of Jerome's translation of the Chronicle of Eusebius, from about 473 years after Abraham to about 1080: (fol. 13) from about 1977 after Abraham to 2343 = A. D. 329: at end 'Explicit Chronica Eusebii. Incipit Chronica Jeronimi'.

2. (fol. 25)

The Chronicle of st. Jerome, from A. D. 330 to A. D. 381

3. (fol. 29)
Prosper of Aquitaine, Epitoma chronicorum

A.D. 382–422

4. (fol. 32)
Rubric: ... Prologus Sigiberti Gemblacensis monachi in Chrognographiam ab eo editam ...
Explicit: Explicit Cronica Sigiberti...

A. D. 381 to 1100, with a few additions.

(fol. 108v)
Robert de Torigny, Chronica


(fol. 110)
De immutatione ordinis monachorum
Incipit: Libet in presenti demonstrare
(fol. 114v)
Henry of Huntingdon, Epistula ad Warinum
Rubric: Epistola Henrici archidiaconi ad Warinum de regibus Britonum
(fol. 120v)
Rubric: de modernis sanctis Anglie

The usual extract from Henry of Huntingdon, Historia Anglorum.

(fol. 121)
Rubric: Cronica Roberti

Ends, unfinished, with 'interfecit & a Lati⟨nis⟩', a sentence or two being added in a later hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 174 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.625 × 11.25 in.


2 cols.


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 15th century ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Syon Abbey: 'Contents and foliation and 2nd folio 'hebreoeum' agree exactly with K 9 in Betson's catalogue. Vellum tags as in other Syon books.' (MLGB).

'Payn' (16th cent.) is on fol. 173.

William Camden: 'Donum Guil. Camden alias Clarentieux,' in sir Thomas Bodley's hand.

Probably acquired by the Library between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-23: Description revised to incorporate all information from SC.