The Cox manuscript

Powell, Susan 2008, 'The Cox manuscript' , Medieval Sermon Studies, 52 , pp. 42-62.

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Although the Birgittine house of Syon Abbey in Middlesex (founded by Henry V in 1415 and dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539) had a reputation for its preaching, it is a surprising fact that almost no Syon sermons survive today. In this context, a volume of sermons in the ownership of Dr Gregory Stevens Cox is of fundamental importance. Previously recorded only briefly, Cox MS 39 is the sole extant Syon manuscript to contain sermons that might have been preached at the Abbey. This article brings the manuscript to scholarly attention, presents an argument for its sermons having been preached at Syon, and offers a suggestion as to why the Syon corpus of preaching sermons appears to have inexplicably vanished.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Journal or Publication Title: Medieval Sermon Studies
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1366-0691
Depositing User: Professor Susan Powell
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 09:37
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:35

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