Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Benedict of Peterborough

As a chronicler not really to be trusted. He was clearly nothing much more than a  martyrologist, largely interested in only recording the miracles arising from Becket's murder. Indeed he was given the job of recording the miracles as reported by pilgrims to Canterbury. Subsequently he becomes the first guardian of Becket's Shrine at Canterbury, clearly a nice sinecure.

Benedict of Peterborough

Abbot of Peterborough. Wrote a history of Becket's "Passion", preserved in part in the work on Becket known as "Quadrilogus", and also, a first-hand account of Becket's "Miracles" (Robertson, "Materials for the History of Thomas Becket", Rolls Series, 1876). Formerly regarded as the author of "Gesta Henrici II", now ascribed to Roger of Hoveden.
References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbas_Benedictus

Benedict (d.1193) (DNB00) - Wikisource 

Crowne, J. Vincent. "Benedict of Peterborough." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907.


The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume I. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance.
§11. Benedict of Peterborough. IX. Latin Chroniclers from the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Centuries. 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Edmund King, ‘Benedict (c.1135–1193)’, first published 2004,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2081


http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1170benedict-becket.asp

Medieval Sourcebook:
The Chronicle of "Benedict of Peterborough":
The Murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, 29 December 1170


Benedict (Abbot of Peterborough) (1850). Benedicti Abbatis Petriburgensis de vita et miraculis S. Thomae Cantuar: The life and miracles of Saint Thomas of Canterbury. Printed and published for the Caxton Society, by A. Black.

Benedict (Abbot of Peterborough) (1850). Benedicti Abbatis Petriburgensis de vita et miraculis S. Thomae Cantuar: The life and miracles of Saint Thomas of Canterbury. Printed and published for the Caxton Society, by A. Black. pp. 15–.

St. Thomas of Canterbury, his death and miracles Volume 1


Sale of Mss at Christie's 20 Nov 2013, London
BENEDICT OF PETERBOROUGH (d.1193), Miracula Sancti Thomae Cantuariensis, in Latin

Michael Staunton (2006). Thomas Becket and His Biographers. Chapter V: The view from Canterbury: Benedict of Peterborough and William of Canterbury: Boydell. pp. 49–. ISBN 978-1-84383-271-3.

Anne Duggan (2007). Thomas Becket: Friends, Networks, Texts and Cult. Ashgate/Variorum. ISBN 978-0-7546-5922-8.

Chapter XII - The Lorvão transcription of Benedict of Peterborough's Liber miraculorum beati Thome: Lisbon, cod. Alcobaça ccxc/143
Chapter XIII -The Santa Cruz transcription of Benedict of Peterborough's Liber miraculorum beat Thome: Porto, BPM, cod. Santa Cruz 60

Edmund King (1973). Peterborough Abbey 1086-1310. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-20133-9.




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