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Published: 22 September 2016

472 Pages | 16 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198702535

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The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Martin Heale

  • The first extended history of medieval monastic superiors
  • Sheds light on every aspect of monastic life - hierarchical structures, lifestyles, and public relations with the people and with the Crown
  • Investigates the crucial part played by abbots and priors during the Dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s
  • Combines the studies of history, art history, and literature to offer a multi-faceted interdisciplinary approach to the subject