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'Family, Feud and Fertility at Manorbier Castle Pembs. 1200-1400' / Liz Herbert McAvoy, Theresa Tyers, Patricia Skinner

Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Volume: 22

Swansea University Authors: Liz Herbert McAvoy, Patricia Skinner

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This article explores the links between a significantly understudied early fourteenth-century manuscript miscellany housed in Trinity College Library in Cambridge (Cambridge, Trinity College MS O.2.5 [1109]), the family of Gerald of Wales (d. 1223) and the medieval castle of Manorbier in Pembrokeshi...

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Published in: Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
ISSN: 0959-3632
Published: 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31045
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Abstract: This article explores the links between a significantly understudied early fourteenth-century manuscript miscellany housed in Trinity College Library in Cambridge (Cambridge, Trinity College MS O.2.5 [1109]), the family of Gerald of Wales (d. 1223) and the medieval castle of Manorbier in Pembrokeshire. It argues both that this manuscript was produced by and for members of the de Barri family, and that the compilation, described as a 'mathematical miscellany' in James' catalogue, in fact contains a rich selection of medical and other texts that provides new insights into the troubled history of the castle and its owners during this period.
Item Description: Sponsored by Leverhulme Trust Project 'The Enclosed Garden: Pleasure, Contemplation and Cure in the Medieval Hortus Conclusus' (PI Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy)
Keywords: Garden, medicine, gender, fertility, Gerald of Wales, manuscript, miscellany, medieval, 13th century, 14th century, 15th century
College: College of Arts and Humanities