The Register of John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury 1486-1500: III

June 2000
336 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Canterbury & York Society
ISBN: 9780907239550
Format: Hardback
Canterbury & York Society
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000

The Register of John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury 1486-1500: III

Norwich Diocese sede vacante, 1499

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill

This volume, which completes the edition of Cardinal Morton's register, deals exclusively with the administration of the diocese of Norwich during the vacancy of 1499, and represents one of the most complete records of the governance of any English diocese over a short period. The original Latin text is here presented in the form of a full English calendar; the contents include a detailed financial account, 140 wills presented for probate, judgements in the consistory court at Norwich and the record of a visitation of the parishes of Suffolk. The wills provide valuable insights into the religious motivation of East Anglians at the end of the middle ages, while the visitation returns and court judgements reveal much about the conduct of clergy and laity. This is thus a valuable source not only for the religious and social history of late medieval East Anglia, but also for the condition of the church in England thirty years before the Henrician Reformation.


A valuable glimpse of parish religion in the generation before the Reformations. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

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