German Manuscript on exhibition in Speyer

Last week I had the pleasant task of accompanying CCC MS 373 to Germany, for an exhibition at the Historische Museum der Pfalz in Speyer.

The Museum at Speyer

The manuscript, a twelfth century version of Ekkehard’s Chronicle, will be on display, as part of an exhibition entitled Die Salier, Macht im Wandel, from 10th April to 30 October 2011.

The manuscript image displayed in the exhibition is of  Henry V, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1111, and who is buried in the Cathedral along with four other Emperors from the Salien Dynasty:

The Emperor Henry received the orb from an Archbishop

The manuscript was almost certainly brought to England by Mathilda who returned after Henry’s death in 1128, and eventually found its way into Parker’s hands.

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