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“The Legend of St. Cuthbert” by Robert Hegge

Reference code
MSS/0324
Title
“The Legend of St. Cuthbert” by Robert Hegge
Date
1626 - late 17th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 41. Duodecimo. Cloth, red.
Scope and content
'The Legend of St Cuthbert' (heading, fol. 1, repeated throughout) by Robert Hegge (1599-1629) of Durham, compiled July 1626 fol. ii verso); copy, late 17th century. Sources given in the letter to the 'Reader' (fol. ii). The Legend is followed by a contents list of the Red Book of Durham (fol. 27v) and a brief account (fols. 28-41v) of the sees of Lindisfarne and Durham, with notices of bishops from Aidan to Anthony Beck (imperfect). The Legend was first published in 1663 by Richard Baddeley, private secretary to Bishop Norton, who suppressed the author's name and attributed the work to 'B. R. Esq.' (DNB). See also the editions by George Allan, FSA (Darlington, 1777) and John Brough Taylor, FSA (Sunderland, 1816).
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/324