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The The Religious Orders in England : The Religious Orders in England The Tudor Age v.3 - Dom David Knowles

The The Religious Orders in England

The Religious Orders in England The Tudor Age v.3

Paperback Published: 26th November 1979
ISBN: 9780521295680
Number Of Pages: 540

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This volume opens with a survey of monastic life and activities in the early Tudor period, which throws new light on the fortunes of the Cistercian abbeys and on the influence upon the monks of the new humanist education. Chapters are devoted to Bishop Redman's visitations of the white canons, to the rural pursuits of Prior More of Worcester, to the friars ranged for and against the New Learning, and to the Carthusians; there are also a number of character sketches of notable abbots and others. There follows a review of the changing religious climate: of Wolsey's attempts at reform, of the all-perspective influence of Erasmus and of the career of Elizabeth Barton. The economic state of the monasteries is discussed as a prelude to the sombre story of the Suppression, illuminated by rare gleams of heroism. The fate and after-careers of the religious are treated in full from the record sources; there are chapters on the aftermath in Mary's reign and the linking with modern Benedictines, and an epilogue looks back over six centuries of English monasticism.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Part I
The reign of Henry VII
Some monastic activities
The Cistercians
The Premonstratensians
The friars in the early sixteenth century
Sixteenth-century visitations
Monastic personalities
Humanism at Evesham
William More, prior of Worcester, 1518-36
Butley and Durham
The Gathering Storm
Erasmus
Reform and suppression under Wolsey
European precedents
Acceptance of the royal supremacy
Elizabeth Barton
Suppression and Dissolution
Before the dissolution
The end of the Observants
Syon
The London Charterhouse and its sister houses
The economy of the monasteries in 1535
Servants, almsgiving and corrodians
The visitation of 1535-6
The Act of Suppression and the case for the defence
The dissolution of the lesser houses
The Northern Rising
The last phase
The attack on the greater houses
The suppression of the friars
The cankered hearts
The transformation of the buildings
The new cathedrals and colleges
The disposal of the lands
The treatment of the dispossessed
Reaction and Survival
The Marian restoration
The old and the new
Epilogue
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521295680
ISBN-10: 0521295688
Series: The Tudor Age : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 26th November 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.29  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.8

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