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The Heads of Religious Houses
England and Wales, III. 1377–1540

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369930

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  • This final volume of the Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales series takes the lists of monastic superiors from 1377 to the dissolution of the monastic houses ending in 1540 and so concludes a reference work covering six hundred years of monastic history. In addition to surviving monastic archives, record sources have also been provided by episcopal and papal registers, governmental archives, court records, private, family and estate collections. Full references are given for establishing the dates and outline of the career of each abbot or prior, abbess or prioress, when known. The lists are arranged by order: the Benedictine houses; the Cluniacs; the Grandmontines; the Cistercians; the Carthusians; the Augustinian canons; the Premonstratensians; the Gilbertine order; the Trinitarian houses; the Bonhommes; and the nuns. An introduction discusses the use and history of the lists and examines critically the sources on which they are based.

    • The much anticipated final volume of the series Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales
    • A standard reference work for medieval ecclesiastical and social historians
    • Uses a wide range of ecclesiastical and secular archival sources of the period
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    "As both a rich quarry, then, and a source of immediate reference information, this voluem fully matches, and if anything exceeds, the usefulness of its predecessors." -Richard W. Pfaff, Speculum

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369930
    • length: 912 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The purpose and scope
    2. The materials
    3. The arrangement of the lists
    Part II. Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 1377–1540:
    4. The Benedictine houses
    5. Independent houses
    6. Dependencies
    7. Alien priories
    8. The Cluniac houses
    9. The Grandmontine houses
    10. The Cistercian houses
    11. The Carthusian monks
    12. The Augustinian canons
    13. The Premonstratensian canons
    14. The Gilbertine canons and nuns
    15. The Trinitarian houses
    16. Monasteries of bonhommes
    17. Unidentified orders
    18. The nuns
    Corrigenda and addenda to volume ii (2001).

  • Editor

    David M. Smith, University of York

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