Charters of the Medieval Hospitals of Bury St Edmunds
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211 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press

Charters of the Medieval Hospitals of Bury St Edmunds

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill

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`Deserves a resounding welcome from medievalists.' EHR
This volume contains over 250 charters and other documents relating to four of the six hospitals established in medieval Bury. The core of the collection is the cartulary of St John's hospital, the domus Dei, but documentsrelating to the hospitals of St Nicholas, St Peter and St Saviour are also included. The charters relate mainly to the endowment of the hospitals by the abbot and convent, but there are also ordinances for the administration of the hospitals and for the establishment of chantries therein. The great majority of texts are presented in the form of a full English calendar, and there are English summaries of those printed in Latin. This is the first volume of the Suffolk Charter series to concentrate on Bury St Edmunds; it will be followed eventually by an edition of charters relating to the abbey's property in the borough.
CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILLis Principal Lecturer in History, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, London.
"Invaluable edition...important contribution to the study of medieval Bury St Edmunds. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY The publication of Suffolk charters goes from strength to strength." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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9780851155586

December 1994

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Title Details

211 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press