By David Lepine

This learn specializes in the canons of the 9 secular cathedrals in England within the later heart a while, who have been among the main capable and profitable clerics in their age. After contemplating the features of the cathedrals which supplied them with a snug source of revenue and significant prestige, Dr Lepine turns to the canons themselves, tracing their origins and analysing their careers. He examines the canons' place of abode at their cathedrals, developing what number have been resident within the shut and what kind of time they spent there. The learn concludes by means of proposing case reports to teach the power and variety of capitular existence within the later center a long time: Salisbury among 1398 and 1458 (its so-called golden age) and Lichfield from 1490 to 1540, at the eve of the Reformation.

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64 DRO D&C 3550 fo. 75r. 65 HCA Baylis, i, fo. 19V. 67 This was an attempt to forge a link with all the people of the diocese, to many of whom the cathedral was a remote institution, and not just with each parish. The principal expression of it was a demand for a small annual offering of perhaps a farthing from every household, which came to be known as pentecostals because of the time of year that it was made. Once a year the people would be reminded of the cathedral and involved in its affairs.

Members of canons' households, diocesan administrators and a host of unbeneficed clergy, all of whom owed their presence in the close to the cathedral, made up this second group. Together the two groups of servants might equal the number of cathedral clergy. By 1300 the constitutional and administrative form of the nine medieval secular cathedrals was virtually complete. Over the next two and a half centuries there were few formal developments until the Henrician Reformation. The main institutional changes affected the minor clergy whose status gradually increased.

This pattern was repeated in the diocese of London where the St Paul's use was not widely taken up outside the cathedral. In all cathedrals the Sarum use was acknowledged as a model and parts of it were gradually introduced. 63 However, local uses were not given up lightly. In 1391 the Exeter chapter reacted warily on being presented with an ordinal of the Sarum use. 64 Liturgical standards were transmitted by the ministry of the minor clergy who after being trained in the cathedral brought its practices to the parishes many of them went on to serve.

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