Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1609-1642

October 2006
7 line illustrations
314 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Westminster Abbey Record Series
ISBN: 9781843832607
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press

Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1609-1642

Edited by C. S. Knighton

This volume completes the edition of the two earliest manuscript Chapter Act books of Westminster Abbey, which is now the first cathedral or collegiate church to have all its Chapter Acts fully in print from the Reformation to the Civil War. It records the formal decisions of the Abbey's governing authority, many involving grants of office and leases of the Abbey's large and widely-scattered estate, principally in the midlands and the south-east, and especially in Westminster itself. A full introduction brings out the value of the documents in placing the Abbey in the tumultuous history of the church under James I and Charles I.

Table of Contents

The Edition - C S Knighton
The Acts - C S Knighton
Text - C S Knighton
Select Genealogies - C S Knighton

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