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Dover Priory
A History of the Priory of St Mary the Virgin, and St Martin of the New Work


  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107623248

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  • Originally published in 1930, this book gives an overview of the rich history of Dover Priory from its foundation during the Saxon period until its dissolution in 1538. The text is accompanied by pictures of the abbey, its surroundings, and its artifacts. The appendices at the back contain transcripts of documents pertaining to abbey life. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of Christianity in England.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107623248
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The arrival of Christianity in Britain and the rise and progress of monasticism in this country
    1. The antecedents of the priory and the ancestry of St Martin's church in Dover
    2. The foundation of the priory and its 200-year quarrel with Christ Church, Canterbury
    3. The history of the site, subsequent to the dissolution of the priory and the survey of its possessions taken at that time
    4. The buildings of the priory
    5. Chronological history of the priors
    6. Life in the priory, with appendix on the priory library
    7. The possessions and revenues of the priory with Appendix 1 on the Dover customs and Appendix 2 on the exchange of the Toll of Dover for the Manor of Middleton
    Appendix 1. The priory seals and arms
    Appendix 2. This year's accounts of the priory for 1530–1
    Appendix 3. Life of St Thomas de la Hale
    Appendix 4. Text of Winchelsey's injunctions to Dover priory
    Appendix 5. Archbishop Warham's visitation of the priory
    Appendix 6. The quarrel between the town and priory of Dover - original text
    Appendix 7. Text of the preface to the cartulary of Dover priory at Lambeth

  • Author

    Charles Reginald Haines


    G. G. Coulton

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