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Peterhouse : Stephen Langton


<p style='text-align: justify;'>An early-13<sup>th</sup>-century English manuscript containing Latin glosses on the Old Testament from Genesis to II Maccabees by Stephen Langton (c. 1150-1228), the scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury usually credited with dividing the Vulgate bible into chapters. This manuscript was made during Langton’s lifetime, and in his 2016 catalogue of the Peterhouse manuscripts, R.M. Thomson goes so far as to suggest that some notes present at the end of the manuscript in a 12<sup>th</sup>-century scholastic script may even be Langton’s autograph.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The history and provenance of the manuscript are rather obscure. Both MSS 112 and its companion MS 119 part IV, another volume of Langton commentaries in the same hand, are present in the catalogue of Peterhouse books dated 24 December, 1418, but nothing further is known. Still, the manuscript is thoroughly marked by the use of centuries of scholars: underlining and marginal annotation is present in multiple hands spanning the 13-15<sup>th</sup> centuries, and Thomson identifies two potential culprits – that of John Warkworth, a frequent annotator of Peterhouse books, and William Dyngley.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> Dr Marie Turner<br /> Peterhouse, Cambridge </p>

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