By Karen Stöber
Lay patronage of non secular homes remained of substantial value in the course of the past due medieval interval; yet this is often the 1st full-length learn devoted to the topic. in response to a variety of medieval documentary assets, together with wills, monastic registers, inquisitions publish mortem, cartularies and episcopal registers, this publication strains the descent of those later consumers and assesses their actions, specifically their bequests and benefactions, their involvement within the affairs in their homes, and their burials within the conventual church buildings; and it argues that the binds which certain the 2 events jointly, no matter if amicable, detached or abusive, persevered correct up till the Dissolution introduced monastic lifestyles in England and Wales to an finish. KAREN STÖBER is a Lecturer in Medieval historical past on the collage of Aberystwyth
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