Commemoration in Medieval Cambridge

Commemoration in Medieval Cambridge

Edited by John S. Lee, Christian Steer

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An examination of how academic colleges commemorated their patrons in a rich variety of ways.
The people of medieval Cambridge chose to be remembered after their deaths in a variety of ways - through prayers, Masses and charitable acts, and by tomb monuments, liturgical furnishings and other gifts. The colleges of the university, alongside their educational role, arranged commemorative services for their founders, fellows and benefactors. Together with the town's parish churches and religious houses, the colleges provided intercessory services and resting places for the dead.
This collection explores how the myriad of commemorative enterprises complemented and competed as locations where the living and the dead from "town and gown" could meet. Contributors analyse the commemorative practices of the Franciscan friars, the colleges of Corpus Christi, Trinity Hall and King's, and within Lady Margaret Beaufort's Cambridge household; the depictions of academic and legal dress on memorial brasses, and the use and survival of these brasses. The volume highlights, for the first time, the role of the medieval university colleges within the family of commemorative institutions; in offering a new and broader view of commemoration across an urban environment, it also provides a rich case-study for scholars of the medieval Church, town, and university.

John S. Lee is Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York; Christian Steer is Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of History, University of York. Contributors: Sir John Baker, Richard Barber, Claire Gobbi Daunton, Peter Murray Jones, Elizabeth A. New, Susan Powell, Michael Robson, Nicholas Rogers.

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September 2018
14 colour, 23 black and white, 1 line illustrations
217 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
History of the University of Cambridge
ISBN: 9781783273348
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1, 1DBKEAC, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, ART015030
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Table of Contents

Introduction: In Fellowship with the Dead - Christian Steer
Monuments and Memory: A University Town in Late Medieval England - John S. Lee
The Commemoration of the Living and the Dead at the Friars Minor of Cambridge - Michael Robson
The Foundation of Corpus Christi College Cambridge and the City of London - Richard W Barber
Patrons and Benefactors: The Masters of Trinity Hall in the Later Middle Ages - Elizabeth A. New and Claire Gobbi Daunton
A Comparison of Academical and Legal Costume on Memorial Brasses - John Baker
Commemoration at a Royal College - Peter Murray Jones
Cambridge Commemorations of the Household of Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509) - Susan Powell
'The Stones are all disrobed': Reasons for the Presence and Absence of Monumental Brasses in Cambridge - Nicholas Rogers
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