A History of the County of Stafford

January 1970
30 black and white, 2 line illustrations
417 pages
30.5x20.8 cm
Victoria County History
ISBN: 9780197227329
Format: Hardback
Victoria County History

A History of the County of Stafford

Volume III

Edited by M.W. Greenslade

The ecclesiastical history of Staffordshire provides the content of Volume III. The opening chapter on the Medieval Church traces the early history of Christianity in the area and recounts the struggle for predominance between Lichfield and Coventry. There are separate chapters on the Church of England since the Reformation, Roman Catholicisim, and Protestant Nonconformity; among much else, the last describes the origins in the Potteries of Primitive Methodism. There are also individual accounts of the county 's 40 religious -houses, including Burton Abbey, the College of St. Peter, Wolverhampton, the alien priory of Tutbury, and, most important, Lichfeld cathedral, a house of secular canons where St. Chad was buried.

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