The text is a political prophecy in hexameters attributed to John of Bridlington. John of Bridlington (died 1379), whose name was John Thwenge, was canon and then Prior of the Augustinian Canons Regular of the Priory of Bridlington, in Yorkshire. His holy conduct of life and some miracles which were attributed to him led to his canonisation, ratified by Pope Boniface IX in 1401. The margins of the text contain several annotations.
The text begins on f. 33r with the words Febribus infectus requies fuerat mihi lectus; it ends on f. 46r with the words Ad mortem tendo morti mea crimina tendo. Expliciunt versus vaticinales canonici de Bridlington. A later hand has added the final words Nunc finem fixi da mihi quod merui.
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Prophecy of John of Bridlington, 14th century. Western Medieval Manuscripts, MS 181/ff. 33r-46r. Edinburgh University Library Special Collections. http://lac-archives-live.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/169460 Accessed October 21, 2020.