Norwich, 1215-1243 /
edited by Christopher Harper-Bill.
Oxford [England] : New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c2000.
lxxiii, 219 p. : ill., facsims. ; 25 cm.
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Oxford [England] : New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xvii) and indexes.
A Look Inside
Long Description
An edition of 154 Acta from the diocese of Norwich relating to bishops Pandulph Verracclo, Thomas Blundeville and William Raleigh. The Latin Acta, accompanied by brief English summaries, are preceded by an introductory discussion of the bishops, the vacancy of the see between 1236 and 1239 and the content, diplomacy and format of the Acta. Itineraries and additional Acta, dated between 1070 and 1214, are presented in appendices.
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The 150 acta in this volume demonstrate the care with which three bishops administered this large medieval English diocese. It offers interesting information about the clergy of Norfolk and Suffolk (including Italian incumbents) and examines the relationship between the bishops and the crown.
Main Description
This volume contains over 150 acta of Bishops Pandulph Verraclo, ThomasBlundeville and William Raleigh. Main themes are the ordination of vicarages inparish churches appropriated to monasteries (described in more detail thanhitherto), and the campaign to extend episcopal patronage in order to compensatefor the lack of cathedral prebends. There is much interesting detail on theclergy of Norfolk and Suffolk, including Italian incumbents; and therelationship between the bishops and their court on the one hand and the crownon the other is also traced in some detail. Overall, three bishops from abackground in papal and royal administration can be seen to have devotedconsiderable attention to their large diocese.

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