Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1609-1642 /
edited by C. S. Knighton.
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006.
xlix, 264 p. : geneal. tables ; 25 cm.
1843832607 (hbk.), 9781843832607 (hbk.)
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Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006.
1843832607 (hbk.)
9781843832607 (hbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reclaim(s) from archival obscurity illuminating fragments of Tudor England's institutional fabric. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL ...distingushed by the meticulous editing for which Charles Knighton is famous. His numerous and thorough footnotes incorporate the results of much patient detective work (and) the study of an immense range of primary and secondary sources... The magnificent index enhances the usefulness of these volumes not only as a major source for the history of an exceptional institution, but also as a substantial topographical and biographical database. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
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This volume completes the edition of the two earliest manuscript Chapter Act books of Westminster Abbey, which is now the first cathedral or collegiate church to have all its Chapter Acts fully in print from the Reformation to the Civil War. It records the formal decisions of the Abbey's governing authority, many involving grants of office and leases of the Abbey's large and widely-scattered estate, principally in the midlands and the south-east, and especially in Westminster itself. A full introduction brings out the value of the documents in placing the Abbey in the tumultuous history of the church under James I and Charles I.
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The Westminster Abbey Record Series presents material from the Abbey's large and continuous archive, spanning a thousand years and ranging throughout southern and eastern England.

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