RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 140
Extenti, 336 ff.
Date16th century
DescriptionThree separate manuscripts from the collection of Archbishop Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), bound together in this volume by Archbishop William Sancroft (1617-1693), in whose hand is a list of contents at f.i verso.

ff. i verso, 1r-96r. Historia Wickliffiana (entitled here 'Historia Vuicleviana') by Nicholas Harpsfield (1519-1575). A history of the life and teaching of John Wyclif, portrayed here as an arch heretic. The Historia Wickliffiana is an addendum to Harpsfield's Historia Anglicana Ecclesiastica.
MS. 140 ff. i, 1-96 is the fourth volume of a set of the Historia Anglicana Ecclesiastica owned by John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley. The first two volumes are now Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 53-54. The third is now British Library, Stowe 106. (see E. V. Hitchcock and R. W. Chambers, 'The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore... by Nicholas Harpsfield ' (London: EETS, 1932),
Written in an italic clerk's hand with marginal notes on sources etc in a second hand.
The text is printed in N. Harpsfield, 'Historia Anglicana ecclesiastica', ed. R. Gibbons, 1622, pp. 661-732.
Ownership inscription of John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (c.1534-1609) at f. 1r. For other Harpsfield manuscripts owned by him, see MSS. 53-54 and 446.
Owned subsequently by Bancroft and recorded in his catalogue as 'Harpsfield historia Wickliffiana. folio' (LR/F/1, f. 69r.)

ff. 98v-223v. Cuthbert Tunstall (1474-1559), Bishop of Durham , 'De veritate corporis et sanguinis domini nostri Jesu Christi in Eucharistia, libri duo. Authore Cutheberto Tonstallo Dunelmensi episcopo Anno domini 1551'.
Written in a clerk's hand but with a few corrections in Tunstall's hand (e.g. f. 210), and some passages deleted and omitted in the edition, printed in Paris in 1554 (e.g. 170v and 217v).
At f. 98v is an ownership inscription erased of Clement Colmore (d. 1619), Canon of Durham (1587): 'Clementis Colmore ex dono ... '[illegible].
Owned subsequently by Bancroft and recorded in his catalogue as 'Tonstallus Cutbert de verit. corp. Christi in sacramen. folio' (LR/F/1, f. 70v.)
On Tunstall see Charles Sturge, 'Cuthbert Tunstall...' (London, 1938).

f. 224. blank.

ff. 225r-333v. [Stephen Gardiner (1495-1555), Bishop of Winchester]. 'Annotac[i]ones in Dialogum Johannis Oecolampadii cum suo Nathanaele de mysterio Eucharistico disceptantis'. Anonymous and undated but the attribution to Gardiner by Sancroft is accepted by J.A. Muller, 'Stephen Gardiner and the Tudor reaction', 1926, p.316, who believed the manuscript may have been written in the Tower (where he was held during the greater part of the reign of Edward VI) and that passages in Greek may be in Gardiner's hand.
Owned by Bancroft and recorded in his catalogue as 'In Oecolampadii dialogum annotationes. folio' (LR/F/1, f. 69v.)

ff. 334-336. blank.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on revision to Todd catalogue (MSS. 113...283) by E. G. W. Bill (typescript, 1981). Revised by Richard Palmer, 2010.
PhysicalDescriptionBinding of light calf for Archbishop William Sancroft, with the gilt arms of the Archbishopric of Canterbury. Cost of binding 2s 6d (see front pastedown).
320 x 230 mm.
CustodialHistorySee Description field.

Former Cambridge shelfmarks (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972):
ff. i, 1-97: G. [beta]. 7
ff. 98-224: C. [eta]. 1
ff. 225-333: I. [zeta]. 2
and subsequently:
ff. i, 1-97: fol. 151
ff. 98-224: fol. 227
ff. 225-333: fol. 23

After their return from Cambridge in 1664, these three items had the following shelfmarks:
ff. i, 1-97: L. 5 (recorded at f. 1r)
ff. 98-224: N. 13 (recorded at f. 98r)
ff. 225-333: B12 (MS. 1047, ff. 19r, 28r, 35r)
CopiesMS. 140 ff. 225-333v
Microfilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 69

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32Sancroft; William (1617-1693); Archbishop of Canterbury1617-1693
DS/UK/3216Tunstall; Cuthbert (1474-1559); Bishop of Durham1474-1559
GB/109/18075Harpsfield; Nicholas (1519-1575); religious controversialist and historian1519-1575
GB/109/12677Wyclif; John (c1320-1384); theologianc1320-1384
GB/109/15447Lumley; John (c 1534-1609); 1st Baron Lumley; collector and conspiratorc 1534-1609
GB/109/18076Colmore; Clement (fl. 1587-1619); Canon of Durhamfl. 1587-1619
GB/109/8929Gardiner; Stephen (1495-1555); Bishop of Winchester1495-1555
37Bancroft; Richard (1544-1610); Archbishop of Canterbury1544-1610
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