The Register of John Salmon, bishop of Norwich, 1299-1325
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447 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

2 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Canterbury & York Society

Imprint: Canterbury & York Society

The Register of John Salmon, bishop of Norwich, 1299-1325

Edited by Elizabeth Gemmill

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Edition with full notes of a fourteenth-century bishop's register, one of the few complete extant.
John Salmon's register is the earliest to survive for the diocese of Norwich: a complete record of institutions to ecclesiastical benefices during the quarter-century of his episcopate, from 1299 to 1325. Although his diocese wasnot the wealthiest in England, the early fourteenth century saw the region at the height of its ecclesiastical powers, with an abundance of churches and chapels and numerous religious houses.
Institutions to benefices and offices were at the heart of the work of the medieval bishop. This edition, which takes the form of a calendar supplemented with transcriptions and translations of entries of special interest, enables a detailed and thorough examination of the character and qualifications of the clergy who served local communities at the beginning of the fourteenth century; of the motives of the patrons who presented them to their livings; and of the concerns of the bishop himself.

ELIZABETH GEMMILL is Associate Professor in History and Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
Note on Editorial Practice
Introduction
The Register
Itinerary of Bishop Salmon
"Elizabeth Gemmill has produced an exemplary calendar edition of the earliest surviving register of the diocese of Norwich. [.] Bishops' registers are a valuable source of personal data that deserves to be better known, and this volume provides a good way in for East Anglians." THE LOCAL HISTORIAN
"[The] editor is to be congratulated both for calendaring these materials and for her identification of parishes all too easily muddled, facilitating parochial fasti and fleshing out the prosopography of an entire generation of English clergy." Speculum

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October 2019

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Title Details

447 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

2 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Canterbury & York Society

Imprint: Canterbury & York Society