By Everett U. Crosby

This ebook is a research of the reformation in ecclesiastical politics in twelfth-century England wherein the cathedral bankruptcy, by way of steadily gaining keep an eye on of extra of its personal wealth and assets, elevated its energy and emerged as a neighborhood mostly self reliant of the bishop. the tale illuminates a tremendous interval within the inner lifetime of the Church, whilst the responsibilities and rights of people and associations have been being given ever extra specific definition, and while new perspectives on Church doctrine and canon legislation, in addition to on royal and papal pursuits, grew to become the worry of a number of the top ecclesiastics of the day.

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Ex hiis sunt quidatn, a quibus plus servitii exigo, quam ipsi m o d o faciant, alii vero detinent quaedam quae ad mensam archiepiscopi et dominium et non ad ipsos pertinere dicuntur," RBE 1, p. 415. "Et nos c o n s e q u e n t s eandem ecclesiam ecclesie Cantuariensis et monachis in cibum conventus ad propriam mensam eorum concedimus et eis in perpetuam confirmamus possessionem salva dignitate archiepiscopali," Saltman, Theobald, no. 36. " Iste inconsultis canonicis Wellensibus et preter eorum consensum transtulit sedem episcopalem Wellensem in abbatiam Bathonie ac redditus pertinentes ad mensam abbatialem monasterii Bathoniensis mense sue episcopali univit," Historia major from the Wells Liber Albus II, ed.

28. St. Edmunds," EHR, 24 (1909), 422. , p . 8. The Chronicle of the Election of Hugh, Abbot of Bury St. Edmunds and later Bishop of Ely, ed. R. M . T h o m s o n , O x f o r d Medieval Texts ( O x f o r d 1974), p . 4. , p p . 80-82. T h e a r g u m e n t that the m o n k was a person legally dead and, therefore, h a d n o rights in a conventual mensa led t o t h e same conclusion. 27 Bishop and chapter in twelfth-century England seizures were a widespread occurrence at the time, and he would have taken the abbey into his hands in the same way.

35 32 33 34 35 " . . ex hiis sunt quidatn, a quibus plus servitii exigo, quam ipsi m o d o faciant, alii vero detinent quaedam quae ad mensam archiepiscopi et dominium et non ad ipsos pertinere dicuntur," RBE 1, p. 415. "Et nos c o n s e q u e n t s eandem ecclesiam ecclesie Cantuariensis et monachis in cibum conventus ad propriam mensam eorum concedimus et eis in perpetuam confirmamus possessionem salva dignitate archiepiscopali," Saltman, Theobald, no. 36. " Iste inconsultis canonicis Wellensibus et preter eorum consensum transtulit sedem episcopalem Wellensem in abbatiam Bathonie ac redditus pertinentes ad mensam abbatialem monasterii Bathoniensis mense sue episcopali univit," Historia major from the Wells Liber Albus II, ed.

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