The Register of Walter Bronescombe, Bishop of Exeter, 1258-80: II

December 1999
146 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Canterbury & York Society
ISBN: 9780907239574
Format: Hardback
Canterbury & York Society
BISAC HIS015000, HIS037010

The Register of Walter Bronescombe, Bishop of Exeter, 1258-80: II

Edited by O.F. Robinson

Introduction to and transcription of earliest surviving Exeter episcopal register.
The earliest of the Exeter episcopal registers to survive, Bronescombe's is a general register with a single chronological sequence of letters and memoranda on many aspects of diocesan administration. The second volume of this edition (which supersedes the unsatisfactory one of 1889) is especially notable for its accounts of the bishop's jurisdictional clashes with the earl of Cornwall, material not normally found in such a register.
Praise for volume I: Useful discussions of Bronescombe's life and household, the administration of the diocese, and the bishop's dealings with religious houses, the dean and chapter, and such secular figures as the earls of Cornwall... It is for the clear presentation of the register itself, however, that this volume is most welcome. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
O.F. ROBINSON is Douglas Professor of Roman Law at the University of Glasgow.


This is a fine piece of work and an important contribution to our knowledge of medieval English bishops and their work. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY, August 2002

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