<p style='text-align: justify;'>This fourteenth-century manuscript is a gloss written by Johannes Andreae (1270-1348) of the decretals (papal decisions in the form of letters) of Pope Boniface VIII (1230-1303). They are collectively known as the <i>Liber Sextus Decretalium</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Pope Boniface's <i>Liber Sextus Decretalium</i> is a continuation of the <i>Decretals</i> of Pope Gregory IX, thus it was named <i>Liber Sextus</i> (Book Six). It was sent out to the universities in 1298, requiring it to be used in the teaching of canon law.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The author of the gloss, Johannes Andreae was a contemporary of Boniface VIII and an expert in canon law known for his extensive commentaries on papal decretals.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript originated from Christ Church, Canterbury. It had been given by Prior Thomas Chillenden (d.1411) in 1384. Chillendon was Prior of Christ Church from 1391 to 1410.</p>
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