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The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England

Author: Martin Heale
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The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of obedience; they were prominent figures in royal and church government; and collectively they controlled properties worth around double the Crown's annual ordinary income. Moreover, as guardians of regular observance and the primary  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Heale
ISBN: 9780198702535 0198702531
OCLC Number: 989058900
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-452 p.) : ill., fac-sim. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction1: Election and Selection2: Abbots and Priors in the Community3: Abbots and Priors as Administrators4: Living Standards and Display5: Abbots and Priors in Public Life6: The External Relations and Reputation of the Late Medieval Superior7: The Early Sixteenth Century8: Dissolution, Opposition, Accommodation9: Epilogue: The Afterlife of Abbots and Priors in Reformation EnglandAppendix: Abbots and Priors holding High Office in the Henrician Church, 1534-1547Select BibliographyIndex
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The first extended history of the men who presided over medieval England's monasteries, examining monastic structures, lifestyles, and public relations. Heale explores how monastic roles evolved  Read more...

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