The Medieval Chantry Chapel

An Archaeology
Author: Simon Roffey
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833345
Category: Art
Page: 189
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An archaeological investigation into the structure of the medieval chantry chapel, with many implications for religious practice at the time.

The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales

Politics, Identity and Affinity
Author: Matthew Ward
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1783271159
Category: History
Page: 251
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5 Livery Collars in Wales and the Edgecote Connection

Saving the Souls of Medieval London

Perpetual Chantries at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1200-1548
Author: Marie-Hélène Rousseau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317059379
Category: History
Page: 256
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St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London. It was the mother church of the diocese, a principal landowner in the capital and surrounding countryside, and a theatre for the enactment of events of national importance. The cathedral was also a powerhouse of commemoration and intercession, where prayers and requiem masses were offered on a massive scale for the salvation of the living and the dead. This spiritual role of St Paul's Cathedral was carried out essentially by the numerous chantry priests working and living in its precinct. Chantries were pious foundations, through which donors, clerks or lay, male or female, endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses for the benefit of their souls. At St Paul's Cathedral, they were first established in the late twelfth century and, until they were dissolved in 1548, they contributed greatly to the daily life of the cathedral. They enhanced the liturgical services offered by the cathedral, increased the number of the clerical members associated with it, and intensified relations between the cathedral and the city of London. Using the large body of material from the cathedral archives, this book investigates the chantries and their impacts on the life, services and clerical community of the cathedral, from their foundation in the early thirteenth century to the dissolution. It demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability of these pious foundations and the various contributions they made to medieval society; and sheds light on the men who played a role which, until the abolition of the chantries in 1548, was seen to be crucial to the spiritual well-being of medieval London.

The formation of English Gothic

architecture and identity
Author: Peter Draper
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 287
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In this original account of architecture in England between c.1150 and c.1250, Peter Draper explores how the assimilation of new ideas from France led to an English version of Gothic architecture that was quite distinct from Gothic expression elsewhere. The author considers the great cathedrals of England (Canterbury, Wells, Salisbury, Lincoln, Ely, York, Durham, and others) as well as parish churches and secular buildings, to examine the complex interrelations between architecture and its social and political functions. Architecture was an expression of identity, Draper finds, and the unique Gothic that developed in England was one of a number of manifestations of an emerging sense of national identity. The book inquires into such topics as the role of patrons, the relationships between patrons and architects, and the wide variety of factors that contributed to the process of creating a building. With 250 illustrations, including more than 50 in color, this book offers new ways of seeing and thinking about some of England’s greatest and best-loved architecture.

Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia, C. 1470-1550


Author: Ken Farnhill
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781903153055
Category: History
Page: 237
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Evidence of parish organisation in late medieval England, and the impact of the Henrician Reformation at parish level.

Britain's Medieval Episcopal Thrones


Author: Charles Tracy,Andrew Budge
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782977821
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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This book is the first major investigation of a subject of seminal importance in the study of church history and archaeology. The two stone thrones, at Wells and Durham, the three timber monuments, at Exeter, St Davids and Hereford, and the mid-14th-century bishop's chair at Lincoln, all come under a searching empirical enquiry. The Exeter throne is the largest and most impressive in Europe. It is a distinguished innovatory example of the English Decorated style, with antecedents passing back to the court of Edward I. It exemplifies most of the historical and formal strands that suffuse the entire book _ visual appearance, distinctiveness within the building, prestige, construction, stylistic context, finance, and the patronage and personal role of the bishop himself; as well as the subtler issues of the personal and collective politics of bishop and chapter, the monument's liturgical applications, its relationship with the cathedral's relics, its symbolism and what it tells us about the aspirations of the institution within the existing ecclesiastical hierarchy. The thrones also reveal much about the personal circumstances of an individual bishop, and where he stood on the scale of a good diocesan on the one hand, and ambitious politician on the other, as exemplified at Exeter and Durham. The text is by the art historian, Dr Charles Tracy, a seasoned expert on church furniture both in Britain and on the continent of Europe. The chapter on the stone thrones was prepared by Andrew Budge who is currently preparing a Ph.D thesis on 'English Chantry Churches' at Birkbeck College. The polychromy authority, Eddie Sinclair, spent many hours on the scaffold to bring forward her remarkable report on the Exeter throne. Her full report is to be published online.The Exeter throne is also interpreted by the established timber conservation practitioner, Hugh Harrison, and the St Davids throne by the experienced draughtsman, Peter Ferguson. In an age of the CAD, his meticulous measured drawings of the Exeter and St Davids monuments are one of the most remarkable features of book. The architect, Paul Woodfield prepared the drawings for the Lincoln chair.

The Medieval Chantry Chapel

An Archaeology
Author: Simon Roffey
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833345
Category: Art
Page: 189
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An archaeological investigation into the structure of the medieval chantry chapel, with many implications for religious practice at the time.

An Archaeology of Social Identity

Guildhalls in York, C.1350-1630
Author: Katherine Giles
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 132
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Based on her Doctoral research, Katherine Giles's study focuses on the physical structure and spatial arrangement of medieval guildhalls. A programme of EDM and hand survey, as well as photogaphic recording was applied to three guildhalls in York (Trinity Hall, St John the Baptist's Hall and St Anthony's Hall), and the author's theoretical and methodological approaches are considered with regard to these case studies and to the study of guildhalls in general.

Gentry and Lesser Nobility in Late Medieval Europe


Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 230
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Medieval and Renaissance art

people and possessions
Author: Glyn Davies,Kirstin Kennedy
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 319
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Offers a visual survey of the museum's medieval and Renaissance collections through common themes, and describes how wealth and European society influenced the art created.

Oxfordshire Record Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oxfordshire (England)
Page: N.A
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Daily Life in the Late Middle Ages


Author: R. H. Britnell
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750915878
Category: History
Page: 234
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What was life like in the towns and villages of medieval England? A group of experts bring together the results of their research to tell this story, from the time of Agincourt to the establishment of the Tudor monarchy.

Burial at the Site of the Parish Church of St. Benet Sherehog Before and After the Great Fire

Excavations at 1 Poultry, City of London
Author: Adrian Miles,William White
Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology Svc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 114
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Archaeological work at 1 Poultry includes analysis of 280 burials associated with the medieval church of St Benet Sherehog and a post-Great Fire burial ground on the same location. Post-medieval coffins and coffin furniture indicate that the burial population is primarily late, with a fifth dated to before the Great Fire, although none were associated with the primary phase of the church. The parish of St Benet Sherehog pre- and post-Fire is considered in terms of the documented population, occupations and wealth, and health and mortality. This is followed by evidence for the medieval church of St Benet and the religious life of the parish. 'Death and commemoration' looks at historical and archaeological evidence for funerals and burial practices. A detailed osteological account of the 17th- to 19th-century burial sample includes comparison with contemporary London cemetery populations.

International Medieval Bibliography


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: N.A
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Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.

The Church in British Archaeology


Author: Richard Morris
Publisher: Humanities Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 124
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The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Yorkshire (England)
Page: N.A
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A review of history, antiquities and topography in the county.

Vicars Choral at English Cathedrals

Cantate Domino : History, Architecture and Archaeology
Author: Richard Andrew Hall,David Stocker
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781842171530
Category: Architecture
Page: 215
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Staffing medieval cathedrals was always a problem. Some English cathedrals introduced monks, but those at Chichester, Exeter, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, St. Paul's London, Salisbury, Wells and York were all in the hands of secular canons. These senior priests were rarely present, however, so such cathedrals were actually staffed by vicars, who took the canons' places in services. This book is concerned with these vicars; their history, their buildings and their archaeology. From their first appearance in the 12th century, the vicars' morals and behaviour were matters for concern, and Deans struggled to impose discipline. Documentary records of these struggles have survived well and, as presented here, they represent a major source for historians of the medieval city and Church. Eventually all English Cathedral vicars were subjected to quasi-monastic discipline and were housed in carefully designed and regulated colleges. Several of these important complexes have survived and, for the first time, all nine colleges are studied here, using documents, survey work and excavation. An extraordinary interdisciplinary resource is revealed. An initial section introduces the vicars choral, explaining their role within the English and European Church and exploring their central role in medieval liturgy and music-making. Detailed studies of the history, architectural history and archaeology of each of the nine English colleges are then followed by in-depth study of the York college, using the full range of documentary, architectural and archaeological resources to illustrate the life and times of this important group of priests.

Continuity and Change

Memorialisation and the Cornish Funeral Monument Industry 1497-1660
Author: Paul Cockerham
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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Presents an extensive appraisal of several cohesive style groups of monuments, being the products of specific monument workshops in Cornwall from the end of the fifteenth century to the Commonwealth.

Collectanea Londiniensia

Studies in London Archaeology and History Presented to Ralph Merrifield
Author: Joanna Bird,Hugh Chapman,John Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 472
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England's Sea Fisheries

The Commercial Sea Fisheries of England and Wales Since 1300
Author: Chris Reid
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Fish and fishermen have played the most fundamental role in the provision of food in England and Wales since time immemorial, and this definitive work reaches to the heart of every aspect on the nation's fisheries.