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Author Heale, Martin, 1974-

Title Abbots and priors of late medieval and reformation England / Martin Heale
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016

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Contents Cover; The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Note about Names; Introduction; 1: Election and Selection; ELECTING A SUPERIOR; ABBATIAL VACANCIES: PROBLEMS; ABBATIAL VACANCIES: EXPENSES; FREEDOM OF ELECTION; Ecclesiastical Intervention in Monastic Elections; Lay Interference; Disputed Elections; SELECTING A SUPERIOR; THE BACKGROUND OF LATE MEDIEVAL SUPERIORS; Age and Experience; Education and Learning; Social Background; CONCLUSIONS
2: Abbots and Priors in their CommunityINTRODUCTION; HOME AND AWAY; OBEDIENCE AND DISCIPLINE; DAILY LIFE AND LITURGY; LEARNING; THE SUPERIOR AS EXAMPLE; CONCLUSIONS: THE SEPARATION OF ABBOT AND CONVENT?; 3: Abbots and Priors as Administrators; THE ADMINISTRATIVE ROLE OF THE LATE MEDIEVAL SUPERIOR; DELINEATING ABBATIAL AUTHORITY: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK; DELINEATING ABBATIAL AUTHORITY: EXTERNAL REGULATION IN PRACTICE; DELINEATING ABBATIAL AUTHORITY: INTERNAL MOVEMENTS; FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION; THE AUGMENTATION OF ABBATIAL INCOME; THE EXTENSION OF ABBATIAL CONTROLOVER MONASTIC FINANCES
THE EXTENSION OF ABBATIAL CONTROL OVER MONASTIC FINANCESCONCLUSIONS; 4: Living Standards and Display; INTRODUCTION; ABBATIAL HOUSEHOLDS AND STANDARD OF LIVING; The Superior's Household; Food and Drink; Entertainments; Dress; ABBOTS' AND PRIORS' HOUSES; ABBATIAL INSIGNIA; THE BISHOP AS MODEL; CONCLUSIONS: ABBATIAL MAGNIFICENCE; 5: Abbots and Priors in Public Life; INTRODUCTION; SERVICE OF RELIGIOUS ORDER; SERVICE OF THE CHURCH; HIGH ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICE; DIPLOMACY; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT; RITUAL ROLE; CONCLUSIONS: THE PUBLIC ROLE OF THE LATE MEDIEVAL SUPERIOR
6: The External Relations and Reputation of the Late Medieval SuperiorINTRODUCTION; MONASTIC SUPERIORS AND THE SOCIAL ELITES; SUPERIORS AND WIDER SOCIETY; SUPERIORS AND THE LAW; LITERARY DEPICTIONS OF THE LATE MEDIEVAL SUPERIOR; EXTERNAL ATTITUDES TO MONASTIC SUPERIORS; WYCLIFFITE AND EVANGELICAL CRITIQUES; CONCLUSIONS; 7: The Early Sixteenth Century; THE MONASTIC SUPERIOR IN EARLY TUDOR ENGLAND; EXTERNAL INTERVENTION IN MONASTIC AFFAIRS: HENRY VII AND CARDINAL WOLSEY; THE EMERGENCE OF THOMAS CROMWELL, 1530-1534; THE VICEGERENT AND THE MONASTERIES
MONASTIC SUPERIORS AND THE HENRICIAN REGIME IN THE 1530SCONCLUSIONS; 8: Dissolution, Opposition, Accommodation; INTRODUCTION; MONASTIC SUPERIORS AND THE FIRST PHASE OF THE DISSOLUTION, 1535-1537; MONASTIC SUPERIORS AND THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE, 1536-1537; 'VOLUNTARY SURRENDER': THE SECOND PHASE OF THE DISSOLUTION, 1537-1540; 'VOLUNTARY SURRENDER' : ABBATIAL RESPONSES TO THE DISSOLUTION, 1537-1540; PRESSURE TO SURRENDER; REWARDS: PENSIONS; REWARDS: HIGH OFFICE IN THE HENRICIAN CHURCH; CONCLUSIONS; 9: Epilogue: The Afterlives of Abbots and Priors in Reformation England; INTRODUCTION
Summary 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 through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to the Dissolution of the monasteries, when monastic superiors surrendered their houses to Henry VIII
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Abbots -- England
Priories -- England
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Abbots.
Priories.
England.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191006963
9780191006968
9780191772221
0191772224