The Cartulary of the Augustinian Friars of Clare

The Cartulary of the Augustinian Friars of Clare

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill

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Boydell Press

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Late medieval cartulary containing a multitude of deeds relating to Clare and its neighbourhood including the endowment of the friary, begging limits and the violation of the rights of sanctuary.
The Augustinian friary of Clare is one of the very few medieval religious houses to have been re-occupied, in the present century, by its original inhabitants. This late medieval cartulary contains a multitude of deeds relating to Clare and its immediate neighbourhood recording the endowment of the friary in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by the countess Matilda and numerous local inhabitants. The text is presented in the form of a full English calendar, with notes and an introduction.CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL is principal lecturer in history, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. He is general editor of Boydell & Brewer's new series, `Studies in History of the Medieval Church', following the death of R. ALLEN BROWNhe has also assumed the editorship of the Suffolk Charters Series. He has edited several volumes of records of the medieval church.(East Anglian) The late medieval cartulary of the Augustinian friary of Clare —one of the very few medieval religious houses to have been re-occupied, in the present century, by its original inhabitants —contains a multitude of deeds relating to Clare and its immediate neighbourhood, recording the endowment of the friary in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by the countess Matilda and numerous local inhabitants. Of wider interest are documents relating to the furnishing of a chapel, violation of the right of sanctuary, indulgences and the friars' library and begging limits. The text is presented in the form of a full English calendar, with notes and an introduction.CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILLis principal lecturer in history, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. He is general editor of Boydell & Brewer's new series, `Studies in History of the Medieval Church'; following the death of R. ALLEN BROWNhe has also assumed the editorship of the Suffolk Charters Series. He has edited several volumes of records of the medieval church.

Details

June 1991
153 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Suffolk Charters
ISBN: 9780851152950
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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`marks the resumption of the series of Suffolk Charters—the new general editor has made an excellent start with this volume of which he is himself the editor.' ARCHIVES 87; 4/92

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