The Templar Estates in Lincolnshire, 1185-1565
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16th October 2020

348 Pages

15.60 x 23.40 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Templar Estates in Lincolnshire, 1185-1565

Agriculture and Economy

by J. M. Jefferson

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A new survey of major Templar landholdings offers fresh insights into key questions about their medieval history.
Much has been written about the history of the Knights Templar, the legendary Order of military monks. Far less attention, however, has been paid to the Templar estates in Western Christendom which supported their endeavours.
Set within the context of the turbulent history of medieval and Tudor England, the book follows the fate of the Templar estates in the county of Lincolnshire. Beginning with the survey of Templar property undertaken by GeoffreyFitzStephen in 1185, the story of the estates is followed through the primary sources of the estate accounts of 1307-1312, the Report of Philip de Thame of 1338, the Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535 and the 1557 letter patent of Mary Tudor. What emerges is the previously untold tale of the characteristics of the estates, the personnel who were involved and the nature of Templar agriculture in the early fourteenth century. A number of major questions areaddressed, including how Edward II dealt with the Templar estates after the arrest of the Order in 1308; whether all the Templar estates were transferred to the Hospitallers as is widely supposed; and what happened to the Hospitaller inheritance of Templar lands during the English Reformation.

J. MICHAEL JEFFERSON gained his PhD from the University of Nottingham.
Introduction
The Inquest of 1185
The Lincolnshire preceptories and the former Templar estates, 1308-13
Arable farming on the former Templar estates, 1308-13
Livestock, excluding sheep, on the former Templar estates, 1308-13
Sheep farming and management on the former Templar estates, 1308-13
The people: workers, dependants, beneficiaries and the former Templar estates, 1308-13
The transfer of former Templar property to the Hospitallers, 1312-38
The Report of Prior Philip de Thame to Grand Master Elyan de Villanova, 1338
The Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535, the dissolution of the Hospitallers and the subsequent fate of the former Templar estates in Lincolnshire
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

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Title Details

16th October 2020

348 Pages

1.56 x 2.34 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press