The Register of William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich 1344-1355: I

The Register of William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich 1344-1355: I

Edited by Phyllis E. Pobst


Canterbury & York Society



Mid 14c Norwich episcopal registers with evidence for progress of Black Death, outbreak of 100 Years War.
This is the first Norwich episcopal register to be published. The two counties of the Norwich diocese, Norfolk and Suffolk, were more densely populated than most of medieval England, with nearly 1300 parishes, some one seventh of the national total. Its period covers the fateful progress of the Black Death in 1349, showing its full effects; also of particular interest is Bishop Bateman's foundation of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the editor's identification of many of the non-surviving churches in the diocese. Dr Pobst's introduction demonstrates the unusual character of the early Norwich registers, and traces the rise of Bateman to prominence in the Anglo-French negotations in the opening years of the Hundred Years War.

Dr PHYLLIS E. POBST is Assistant Professor of History at Arkansas State University.


December 1996
169 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Canterbury & York Society
ISBN: 9780907239543
Format: Hardback
Canterbury & York Society
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Of special interest inasmuch as it covers the year of the Black Death. Pobst summarises the startling information... In addition the register provides a variety of information of a religious, social, economic and political nature... meticulous edition. HISTORY Covers a most important period of English history, that bridging the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1349... Puts a valuable source in the hands of East Anglian local historians. NEWSLETTER, NORFOLK & NORWICH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Medievalists are in Phyllis Pobst's debt... excellent edition. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW (US)

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