The Register of Richard Praty, Bishop of Chichester, 1438-1445
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288 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Canterbury & York Society

Series Vol. Number: 112

Imprint: Canterbury & York Society

The Register of Richard Praty, Bishop of Chichester, 1438-1445

Edited by J.H. Stevenson

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A rare survival among Chichester registers, this gives a full and rounded picture of the diocese during a period when many other church records are thin and formulaic.

This is one of only three surviving Chichester bishops' registers, and the last to be published. It gives a full and detailed picture of church life during the middle years of Henry VI's reign, and so presents a valuable corrective to the period as one dominated by political strife. Richard Praty was an Oxford-trained theologian, an expert on the treatment of heretics, and a conscientious resident diocesan who worked hard to uphold standards, to ordain clergy, and yet to fulfil his obligations to the crown. It is among the richest and fullest of any bishop's register of the fifteenth century, and paints a true picture, warts and all, of the late-medieval English church.
Introduction
The Register: WSRO, Ep. I/1/2
Editorial Note

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Appendix I: Bishop Praty's Itinerary
Appendix II: Concordance of WSRO, Ep. I/1/2
Index of Persons and Places
Index of subjects

Janet Stevenson, formerly an assistant editor of the Victoria County History of Wilshire, has edited The Edington Cartulary (Wiltshire Record Society, XLII, 1987), The Durford Cartulary (Sussex Record Society, 90, 2006), and The Register of Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester, 1478-1503 (Canterbury and York Society, CVI, 2016).

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Title Details

288 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Canterbury & York Society

Series Vol. Number: 112

Imprint: Canterbury & York Society